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Re: arrow keys under mc via SSH with PuTTY
- From: Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov at gmx dot net>
- To: Lucifer Hong <Hong_Lucifer at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 11:04:11 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: Re: arrow keys under mc via SSH with PuTTY
This problem has been reported by Marcel Telka some time ago:
Apparently some changes in newer Cygwin versions broke the arrow keys
handling in MC 4.5.55. I planned to investigate this problem but couldn't
get enough time. Are you establishing the ssh session over a slow
connection ? Steve O expressed an opinion that this may be actually a
problem in MC's key handling code.
Btw newer versions of MC (4.6.0) seem to not experience this problem.
I've already prepared the Cygwin package for MC 4.6.0, but I was delaying
the release, because I've a pending patch, which I want to be accepted,
before I release the updated package. Unfortunately the MC maintainer is
quite busy now and doesn't have time to properly review it.
I think that if this patch is not reviewed until the end of this week I'll
release the updated package anyway.
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003, Lucifer Hong wrote:
> I setup sshd in cygwin and use PuTTY to login. Everything seems going
> well. But when I start mc(GNU Midnight Commander 4.5.55) and use
> arrow keys to move the cursor bar among listed files, strange things
> When I press down key, a 'B' charactor appears in the prompt line (the
> line with a '$' at the most left) and cursor bar doesn't move. And when
> I press up key, a 'A' appears instead. However, I still have some
> chances (about 1 out of 10 tries) to move the cursor bar successfully.
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