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mintty and modifier keys
- From: Ryan Johnson <ryan dot johnson at cs dot utoronto dot ca>
- To: "cygwin at cygwin dot com" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:37:33 -0400
- Subject: mintty and modifier keys
Hi all (mostly Andy),
I notice that mintty 1.1 handles certain key combinations differently
ctrl+enter produces 0x1e (RS) vs. CR in xterm
alt+enter produces ESC CR vs. nothing at all in xterm
ctrl+shift+<letter> emits the unicode C2 control codepoints (0xc281
through 0xc29a); xterm emits the C0 control value as if shift were
So, two questions:
1. Is there a particular reason for this behavior? Perhaps rxvt or some
other non-xterm terminal emulator does it?
2. Is there documentation somewhere of what convention mintty follows
for the various special cases?
(these questions are partly triggered by frustration at shift+enter not
working, which lead to me finding a reasonably sane proposal to fix
these kinds of terminal woes ; I was surprised to find that mintty
can already distinguish some key presses that xterm can't)
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