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I have RH 7.3 installed on my server with X
I use XManager on my PC to allow me to connect to my RH box.

My question is how can I modify terminfo or termcap to allow the backspace key to work "properly" in xterm ?

Thanks

Phil
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Do not make the change to terminfo/termcap. Put lines like the following in your .Xdefaults file:


xterm*vt100.translations: #override <Key>Delete: string(0x7f)
xterm*vt100.translations: #override <Key>BackSpace: string(0x08)

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stty erase '^H'

Keep in mind that you're struggling with sevaral dragons:
  1. stty
  2. termcap/terminfo
  3. shell (according to 2.)
  4. X-window (like xterm, dtterm, kterm, etc.)
  5. X-Server (like MIT's X, XFree86, etc.)
  6. class resourcefile /according 4. and 5.)
  7. private .Xdefaults (according 4. and 5. and 6.)
  8. method how resource files are activated (for example with: xrdb -merge ...)

oops, that are not dragons, but features ;-)
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