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Re: BACKSPACE does not work on bash3.0

From: Jeff Chua
Subject: Re: BACKSPACE does not work on bash3.0
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 08:49:35 +0800 (SGT)

On Mon, 23 Aug 2004, Chet Ramey wrote:

        > bash
        > <ESC>k$<BACKSPACE><CTRL>C     <== this works for 1st time only
        > <ESC>k$<BACKSPACE><CTRL>C     <== deletes instead of moving left

Bash auto-maps stty special characters to their readline equivalents.  I
will probably have to make this a settable option in a future release.

Chet, as a short-term fix before your next release, can you please tell me which files do I have to modify in order to make "backspace" move-back instead of deleting in "vi overstrike" mode? It's getting a bit annoying as I'm so used to using backspace to _back_space_.

Is this cause by readline-5.0? Any difference if I use readline-4.3?

The kernel defined BACKSPACE as ^H (/usr/src/linux/include/asm/termios.h),
stty erase is ^H.

I need ^H for esp. sybase ISQL

bash is 3.0


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