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Bug 83139 - fix comment in /etc/screenrc
Summary: fix comment in /etc/screenrc
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: screen
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lon Hohberger
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-30 18:14 UTC by David Balažic
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2003-04-16 13:52:51 UTC

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Description David Balažic 2003-01-30 18:14:30 UTC
Description of problem:

the file /etc/screenrc contain the following :

# This makes screen treat backspaces '^?' as
# deletes. There should be a fix in the code
# for the way termcap inheritance works,
# but I dont know where to put it, and this works.
bindkey -d -k kb stuff "\010"

That comment is mostly inaccurate. I recommend replacing it with :

# This makes screen convert backspaces to ^H,
# as it is documented to do ( see man screen ),
# but it doesn't. There should be a fix in the code
# where code translation works, but I dont know where
# to put it, and this works.
bindkey -d -k kb stuff "\010"

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Comment 1 Lon Hohberger 2003-04-16 13:52:51 UTC
Comment changed.  New version of screen, 3.9.15, will be in rawhide soon.

Until then:

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