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Re: D[ char when I hit backspace
- To: Mark Maggelet <maggelet at earthlink dot net>
- Subject: Re: D[ char when I hit backspace
- From: Tadeusz Liszka <tad at comco dot com>
- Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 15:50:15 -0500
- CC: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Organization: Computational Mechanics, Inc.
- References: <199910230043420140.00461E46@mail.mminternet.com>
Could you be more specific? I am not getting D['s on my machines. Which
terminal/shell are you using? Is it backspace or left-arrow key?
Possible explanation (guessing)
The ASCII code for backspace is a sequence containing D and escape. If any special
key is not understood by the shell then it is repeated verbally on the screen. Same
thing happens sometimes when arrows are used when shell is busy.
When you hold the key long enough it will be automatically repeated - but you already
> Mark Maggelet wrote:
> what's up with all those D['s when I hold down the backarrow?
> - Mark
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