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Promoting rxvt (non-X11)
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 10:06:40 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Promoting rxvt (non-X11)
Suggestion: include a shortcut for rxvt as well as for Cygwin, as part
rxvt is an excellent replacement for the Windows command window -
except that programs like vi seem to be expecting ^H for backspace,
whereas the key is actually sending a Del (^?), it seems.
The solution seems simple: just execute stty -erase ^?.
So, I have set up a shortcut for rxvt:
C:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -sr -sk -title rxvt -e bash --login
and modified my .profile to include:
if [ "$COLORTERM" = "rxvt-xpm" ]
stty erase ^?
That covers everything except rxvt windows started from the command
line. Does anyone know why rxvt has this ^H vs ^? behaviour, and xterm
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