Re: [dev] [st] Erasing UTF-8 characters in ed

From: Roberto E. Vargas Caballero <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:14:33 +0200

> > It may be that one's not supposed to use backspaces in ed, but this
> > behaviour is weird nonetheless…
> I have the same issue in mg. This question also comes up occasionally
> on IRC. Reverting the commit you specified seems to work for mg (but
> may break other applications?) Can anyone shed a light on it, for
> science?

This patch only changes the keystroke generated by Backspace (in fact
the patch does that the key generates a BACKSPACE character). With the
vanilla configuration you can generate a DELETE character using Delete

If you use Delete, the prblem is fixed?, and if you execute stty erase 
before of running ed and try again with backspace?


Roberto E. Vargas Caballero
Received on Thu Jul 24 2014 - 19:14:33 CEST

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