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Re: [readline-mingw] backspace key and TUI size

Eli Zaretskii wrote:
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 11:51:14 -0500
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Cc: Denis PILAT <>,,

I'd like to understand what goes wrong for you and why outputing
whatever pdcurses is giving you for backspace doesn't work.

Seconded. Please explain why Backspace doesn't work (if you don't know, please debug this on your system and see what you come up with). Thanks.

It does work in MSYS terminals. In DOS/Windows or Cygwin terminals it moves the cursor right, instead of left, and leaves the deleted character on the screen. I assume that this curses just doesn't support those terminals in this respect.

I don't really understand why. I hope it will go away in future versions. I don't suppose anybody knows of a better/alternative curses implementation that doesn't require cygwin?

PDcurses does work for the TUI, which is nice. Except in Cygwin xterm, but you can't have everything.

I thought this patch was going to remain internal, at least until the GDB patches have been properly contributed.


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