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Re: Terminal answers

Subject: Re: Terminal answers
From: Thomas Dickey
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2006 06:30:40 -0400 EDT
On Thu, 28 Sep 2006, Wiseman wrote:

> I also noticed terminals (at least the ones I tried) use ^[ as Esc,
> and ^[xxx for all other non-printable keys. This has the very
> undesirable effect of making Esc a dead key (for which mc has a fix,
> but a delay of 1 second is far too much; I'd rather have 0 seconds).
> This also has the effect that Alt+<letter> is the same as Esc
> <letter>. Are there any terminals that will handle Esc differently, so
> that it becomes a real key you can just use normally?

not really (there were long ago some terminals that used other control
sequences without ESC, but there aren't many).

Thomas E. Dickey
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