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Re: screen -m -d breaks backspace

From: Michael Schroeder
Subject: Re: screen -m -d breaks backspace
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 12:20:49 +0200
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On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 06:24:47PM -0400, Clint wrote:
> Hello,
> Recently, I suspect due to a debian update, something changed on my system
> where launching screen in detached mode breaks the backspace.  The backspace
> now deletes the whole line and control backspace deletes the previous
> character.  What's odd is that running screen normally (without -m -d)
> leaves backspace working fine.

That's because screen can't clone your tty settings if you run it
in "-m -d" mode, so it makes up some standard settings (actually taken
from SunOS 4.1.3 a long time ago). Those settings have erase=\177 and
kill=\b, they are hardcoded in Maybe Debian changed them in
the update.


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