Re: [dev] [st] "del" button not working in alpine

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:54:20 +0100

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 08:35:06AM +0100, Andreas Marschall wrote:
> hello,
> since I use alpine as mail cleint I noticed that when I hit the
> "del" button while writing a mail to delete the text that's ahead it
> doesn't work in st giving me an [ Unknown Command: ]. Doing the same
> in urxvt works just fine.

You can read how alpine deals with the terminal in
You can see that alpine doesn't use terminfo for anything. It only hopes that
your terminal be a vt100 compatible terminal, but this is very funny because
vt100 hasn't Delete key. You should read the st FAQ and this mail:

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