Linux Backspace/Delete mini-HOWTO

Sebastiano Vigna

Revision History
Revision v1.5 3 May 2000
Updated for new distros and the tput trick.
Revision v1.4 7 December 2000
Updated for Red Hat 7.0 and Helix Gnome conflicts.
Revision v1.3 18 October 2000
Name change.
Revision v1.2 15 October 2000
Updated. Added "What If Nothing Works" section.
Revision v1.1 13 September 2000
Added tcsh fixes
Revision v1.0 5 September 2000
First release

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. How Keys Are Turned Into Actions
3. Why It Doesn't (Always) Work
4. X
5. What You Should Do When Writing Applications
6. What You Should Do On Your System
6.1. What Needs to Be Done
6.1.1. Detecting Deviance
6.1.2. Distinguishing Between Emulators
6.1.3. Fixing the Terminal Database
6.1.4. Fixing the Shell Behaviour
6.2. How to Do It
6.3. Fixing for tcsh
7. What If Nothing Works
8. Conclusions