#65 Shift-h becomes Ctrl-h

Cygwin
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nobody
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2008-05-10
2005-10-20
Anonymous
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I am using rxvt 2.7.10-6 with Cygwin 1.5.18-1, a Toshiba
Satellite laptop running XP. The keyboard is american
without
numerical pad and with international layout. In both,
in W11 and X11 versionIns the followin happens:

1- In the bash shell, the capital H (shift-H) yields a Back
Space (Ctrl-h). There is no way of writing an H, even using
inputrc.

2- In the shells tcsh and zsh the followin happens:
The Shift-h is OK (H) but the Back Space yields capital H.
One may erase using Ctrl-h.

In another machine running W98 with an spanish keyboard
with rxvt 2.7.10-6 and Cygwin 1.5.18-1 everything is OK

RM.
rodmedina@cantv.net

Discussion

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    This extrange behavior was not a RXVT bug, but a bug in the
    rxvt.bat
    that is used to run rxvt in CYGWIN.
    The option ' -backspacekey ^H' is set. The Windows cmd shell
    filters the "^" symbol, so that "H" becomes the erase character.
    The option should be written as
    --backspace "^H"

    R.M.

     
  • Oezguer Kesim
    Oezguer Kesim
    2008-05-10

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    It is a problem of cygwin and there installation of rxvt.

     
  • Oezguer Kesim
    Oezguer Kesim
    2008-05-10

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