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Re: [vox-tech] My delete key doesn't work, my delete key doesn't work



Copying the /etc/inputrc did the trick.  Thank you very much.  Now I'm going to
go look at the differences and see why.

Thanks Again
Jay

P.s did you see that section about alternative energy sources in BusinessWeek?
(wind power, I think that's where its at)

Jay Strauss
jstrauss@bazillion.com
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(c) 312.617.0264

----- Original Message -----
From: <jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>
To: <vox-tech@franz.mother.com>
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2000 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] My delete key doesn't work, my delete key doesn't work


> On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Jay wrote:
>
> > When you say "For immediate gratification, check the terminal window
> > settings" what are these, where do you check them?
>
> There are two ends of every terminal connection: the terminal device (that
> you type on) and the process that it controls (such as bash).
>
> When you run xterm or rxvt, that is a program that translates keyboard
> input from the X server into bytes or byte sequences to send to the
> controlled process.  There is usually a menu (sometimes you have to pop it
> up with the right mouse button) that lets you tell it what character to
> send when you push the backspace key.
>
> At the other end, you have low level terminal support (stty) and
> high-level terminal support (termcap or terminfo) to help translate the
> various byte sequences that different terminals may generate to a single
> set of sequences for the process to interpret.  The process may choose to
> ignore either or both of these features, though, so sometimes you have to
> tell your terminal emulation program to map keys a certain way to keep the
> program you are using happy.  You haven't said which program you are
> having problems with, though I would guess it is bash, which has yet
> another layer of support called "readline".
>
> > BTW, I forgot to indicate: My backspace key works (i.e. it deletes to
> > the left), my delete key beeps, it should delete to the right (it does
> > as root).
>
> This was definitely not clear before. Since you only have INPUTRC defined
> in root's environment, the bash readline capability may be configured
> differently. Try copying /etc/inputrc to ~/.inputrc as jstrauss and logout
> and login again.
>
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