• backspace is delete from *nix console terminal

    From wkitty42@VERT/SESTAR to digitalman on Monday, July 08, 2019 21:03:16
    i'm not sure if or how to change it but i'm in from a console ssh session... the new unicode stuff looks great...

    the problem is when i try to backspace while writing messages... when i'm at the end of the line, backspace works as expected but when i'm in the middle of a line, backspace removes the current character and pulls the others on the right back one... i'm using deuce's editor but not sure if that matters...

    i know in some terminals, putty for example, there's a setting for backspace is delete or backspace is backspace... i use midnight commander a lot and there's a similar setting in it for the same reason...

    i just don't know how or where to fix it if i can... not sure if it should be done on my ssh client side or in the BBS... i've not tested telnet yet but i expect it will be the same...

    backcpace is backspace on my command line, though... and delete is delete... using the actual CTRL-H works as expected in this terminal mode...


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to wkitty42 on Monday, July 08, 2019 19:50:34
    Re: backspace is delete from *nix console terminal
    By: wkitty42 to digitalman on Mon Jul 08 2019 02:03 pm

    i'm not sure if or how to change it but i'm in from a console ssh session... the new unicode stuff looks great...

    the problem is when i try to backspace while writing messages... when i'm at the end of the line, backspace works as expected but when i'm in the middle of a line, backspace removes the current character and pulls the others on the right back one... i'm using deuce's editor but not sure if that matters...

    i know in some terminals, putty for example, there's a setting for backspace is delete or backspace is backspace... i use midnight commander a lot and there's a similar setting in it for the same reason...

    i just don't know how or where to fix it if i can... not sure if it should be done on my ssh client side or in the BBS... i've not tested telnet yet but i expect it will be the same...

    backcpace is backspace on my command line, though... and delete is delete... using the actual CTRL-H works as expected in this terminal mode...

    Synchronet has a (newish) user setting to swap the backspace/delete keys for just this purpose. The unfortunate thing is if you login from a different terminal/program, it won't automatically switch back. I'm actually re-working how this option is toggled in the user defaults menu right now.

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  • From mark lewis@VERT to Digital Man on Tuesday, July 09, 2019 04:34:32
    On 2019 Jul 08 12:50:34, you wrote to wkitty42:

    Synchronet has a (newish) user setting to swap the backspace/delete
    keys for just this purpose. The unfortunate thing is if you login from
    a different terminal/program, it won't automatically switch back. I'm actually re-working how this option is toggled in the user defaults
    menu right now.

    cool! can't wait but we'll have to so it gets baked fully and properly :) :) :)

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