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Re: Ncurses keypad is not properly working in FreeBSD

From: Archimedes Gaviola
Subject: Re: Ncurses keypad is not properly working in FreeBSD
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2023 12:37:13 +0800

Hi Brad,

On Tue, Jan 24, 2023 at 3:07 PM Brad Hines <> wrote:

I’m not sure if this is related to your question or not, but perhaps it will help.


I had some issues with certain keycodes, and I recall that there’s something funny about xterm.  

It may be that xterm is the source of your problems.  A quick and dirty thing to try would be to try a different terminal type.

 I've been replacing xterm console to vt100 in one of the TTY consoles in the /etc/ttys though it gives no more color in the window but the same behavior with xterm is observed.

ttyv2   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         vt100   onifexists secure


I made a note in my code that I found this online that had some info, might be of help to you:


That is solving a slightly different set of keys than I was worried about.  I am using CDK which is built on top of ncurses, but I ended up extending the already-defined key set with my own customer keys to define ALT-A to ALT-Z and then ALT-a to ALT-z.

Okay, I'll check it out.

Thanks and best regards,

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