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Re: backspace/del/C-h confusion between emacs -nw & emacs X11

From: lawrence mitchell
Subject: Re: backspace/del/C-h confusion between emacs -nw & emacs X11
Date: Tue, 20 May 2003 02:46:59 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50

Balaji Venkataraman wrote:

> I'm sure this is an oft repeated question, but I still haven't found a fool
> proof solution yet. I'm not a novice user, so I'd appreciate it if you read
> the whole mail, before replying.

> This is with Emacs (21.1.2) on Solaris.

> In short I want the <Backspace> and "C-h" to behave similarly whether I run
> "emacs -q" or "emacs -nw -q". I want the <Backspace> key to delete the
> previous char and "C-h" to give me the help menu - this is what happens when
> you run "emacs -q". But with "-nw", both those keys seem to be tied to the
> same thing. Changing one (with keyboard translate) changes the other.

Does adding (normal-erase-is-backspace-mode 1) to your ~/.emacs
(or doing M-x normal-erase-is-backspace-mode RET) help at all?

Also, what does stty -a tell you about the value of "erase", for
me, backspace generates ^? in an xterm.

lawrence mitchell <address@hidden>

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