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Re: RXVT doesn't recognize ALT + Cursor keys
On Aug 20 16:06, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I'm just a bit puzzled about the key codes. By default, when rxvt is
> invoked without explicitely setting the terminal name (-tn option),
> rxvt is recognized as an xterm. The cursor keys correctly return
> ESC [ A to ESC [ D. However, the Home and End keys return ESC [ 7 ~
> and ESC [ 8 ~, while a real xterm returns ESC [ H and ESC [ F.
> Ok, so I set the terminal to rxvt-cygwin-native as suggested in the
> README file.
> Now the Home and End keys are ok, because the termcap/terminfo entry
> for these keys is matching. However, the termcap/terminfo entries
> expect ESC O A to ESC O D for the cursor keys but, as I wrote above,
> rxvt returns the xterm sequences ESC [ A to ESC [ D, so the cursor
> keys don't work anymore.
On further looking into this, it appears that the termcap/terminfo
entries are wrong. ESC O A to ESC O D are only generated after
entering the DEC expanded cursor mode with ESC [ ? 1 h. The default
codes are ESC [ A to ESC [ D. It's not clear to me why the
termcap/terminfo entries list the expanded mode sequences instead of
the standard sequences.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com