Some commands not working on Mac OS X Leopard

  • Duke Normandin

    Duke Normandin - 2010-02-10

    While working through

    nthe -p demo.the demo.txt

    I've noticed that some commands do not work at all, whether or not I'm in an Apple "terminal", or in an X-Windows "xterm".

    sos tabwordf / tabwordb / marginl / endchar / startendchar

    do not work using "demo.the demo.txt" or loading "demo.txt" directly.

    "cursor home"  running "demo.the demo.txt" take me to the space after the last * in *** Top of File ***.
    However when loading "demo.txt" directly, the cursor is sent to 0,0 - first * in *** Top of File ***

    Has THE been tested on Apple Mac OS X? Any ideas on how achieve the correct behavior?

  • Mark Hessling

    Mark Hessling - 2010-02-12

    The demo.the is a little bit broken. I'll need to fix it.

    Yes THE has been tested on OS X.  Please read Appendix 2 of the THE Reference Manual. It will explain the issues with key mappings when using ncurses in a terminal.
    You can configure the keys that return a valid escape sequence to a terminal by going into the Terminal->Preferences and changing the key mappings to match those in Appendix 2.
    THE also runs as an X11 application on OS X. It has much better key mapping support.

  • Duke Normandin

    Duke Normandin - 2010-02-12

    Now that I have link(s) to the manual ;) I can go ahead and tinker. I still think that I should recompile….
    Thanks for clues.


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