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Map Backspace to ASCII DEL?
- From: Ian Brandt <ian at ianbrandt dot com>
- To: Cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:29:58 -0400
- Subject: Map Backspace to ASCII DEL?
I've searched through the mailing list and have seen many posts related
to backspace and delete behavior, so my apologies in advance for yet
another one, but I can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for in the
Currently it seems that the cygwin terminal sends ^H (ASCII BS, 0x08)
for backspace, and the VT220 Remove escape sequence (\E[3~, 0x1B5B337E)
for Delete. I'd like it to send ^? (ASCII DEL, 0x7F) so that ^H can be
used by applications (e.g. emacs). This is how I've always configured
other terminal emulators that I've used, and it has worked well.
I believe Cygwin just repeats what it gets from Windows. Typically for
the console this would changed via keymaps, but I don't see that Cygwin
uses this. I don't want to change my mapping in Windows as obviously
that would mess up my native environment. Is there a low level way to
change the keymap for Cygwin? If not is there a source hack I could
implement (and if so where in the source should I look)?
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