Howto fix some terminal keys which don't work right

Christopher Faylor
Sun Feb 28 23:02:00 GMT 1999

On Fri, Feb 12, 1999 at 08:51:48AM -0800, Brimhall, GeoffreyX L wrote:
>I'm using Win98, and for some reason the left arrow key does not work right
>- it just starts inserting a bunch of gook at the end of the line in bash.
>I looked at /etc/termcap, and had no idea how to modify it to get the key
>working properly.
>Do I need to modify /etc/termcap ? If so, does anyone know a quick-fix, or
>could point me to a place to learn how to modify termcap ?

It's a long-standing bug in cygwin.  I have a fix waiting to be merged
back into our sources but I haven't had the time to do it yet.

It will probably show up in a snapshot sometime in the next couple of


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