termcap VT220

Posted on 2000-03-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
i've got a copy of QVT/Term and every time i press Delete, a funny symbol comes up.  I've tried to match the keyboard keys to their equivalent counterparts in the VT220 specification but with only little success.  

Can anyone guide me how to do the mapping?
Question by:crest
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Expert Comment

ID: 2623385
try this on command line :
stty intr [Del] [Return]

where [Del] and [Return] ares single keys

if it works put that in your .profile

Expert Comment

ID: 2623393

that was to intrupt a program
if you just want to erase a char :

 stty erase [Del] [Return]

Expert Comment

ID: 2625287
Note that
stty erase [Del]
will set you up to delete the character
to the left of the cursor, usually
more expected of [Backspace] or ^H.
Don't know if stty has an option to set
a key to delete at the current position,
the way a word processor normally does.
Of course, command line editing like
ksh's EDITOR=vi will allow it.

Accepted Solution

jacquesc030600 earned 300 total points
ID: 2638548
Would you try in you .profile

stty erase "^?"
stty intr "^U"
stty kill "^x"


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