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Re: mcedit: usage of Ctrl-Home, Shift-arrows, Ctrl-Insert and similar ke

Subject: Re: mcedit: usage of Ctrl-Home, Shift-arrows, Ctrl-Insert and similar keys
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 00:16:35 +0200 EET

On Sat, 9 Dec 2006, Dmitri Geller wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> It is a great feature of mcedit to support Ctrl-Home, Shift-arrows,
> Ctrl-Insert+Shift-Insert on the Linux console. But I would like to
> have these keys in mcedit running in a text terminal session.
> I'm using Putty (v 0.58), OpenSuse Linux 10.1, here is output of
> mc -V
> GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.1
> Virtual File System: tarfs, extfs, cpiofs, ftpfs, fish, undelfs
> With builtin Editor
> Using system-installed S-Lang library with terminfo database
> With subshell support as default
> With support for background operations
> With mouse support on xterm and Linux console
> With support for X11 events
> With internationalization support
> With multiple codepages support
> I've tried different terminal-types in putty:
> "xterm", "putty" (defined in /etc/termcap) and "linux" (to use it "The
> Function keys and keypad" radiobutton in Putty changed to "linux").
> It means TERM variable was "xterm", "putty", "linux".
> Nothing helps.
> Any suggestion how to get these keys working in a terminal?
> Does it helps to use another terminal program?

What you are trying to do won't work when you're using putty.
MC uses linux specific ioctls to read the keyboard modifier
state on the linux console or queries the X server when
possible. In your case neither of those method won't work.
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