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#1 SHIFT BackSpace should equal BackSpace

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nobody
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2002-10-01
2002-01-24
Anonymous
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When I use rxvt in "DEC" BackSpace mode (default),
I am annoyed by the handling of the SHIFT BackSpace
key.

When I type BackSpace, I get '^?' (OK).
When I type SHIFT BackSpace to correct a typo while
typing CAPITALS, I expect the same behaviour as
when typing lowercase caracters.

So I suggest that:
1) SHIFT BackSpace sends the same character as
BackSpace alone
2) CONTROL BackSpace continues to switch BackSpace
as before
* BackSpace = '^?'
* SHIFT BackSpace = '^?'
* CONTROL BackSpace = '^H'
* CONTROL SHIFT BackSpace = '^H'

I have attached the code modification I suggest.

Discussion

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    The modification is the following:

    file rxvt-2.7.8/src/command.c, line 248:
    Replace
    ^ !!(shft | ctrl)) ? '\b' : '\177');
    with
    ^ !!ctrl) ? '\b' : '\177');

     
  • Geoff Wing
    Geoff Wing
    2002-10-01

    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Geoff Wing
    Geoff Wing
    2002-10-01

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    Accepted