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authorChristoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>2015-03-10 00:20:28 +0100
committerChristoph Lohmann <20h@r-36.net>2015-03-10 00:20:28 +0100
commitcf1fcc4d96f9162272003f82839388093c01360e (patch)
tree0b5b0b5e0fb6e6582c7c960481d32a544cbb43f6
parent230d0c8428456603ce3629dac75c46abc4c9f016 (diff)
downloadst-cf1fcc4d96f9162272003f82839388093c01360e.tar.gz
Change the FAQ for the new Backspace behaviour.
-rw-r--r--FAQ16
1 files changed, 9 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/FAQ b/FAQ
index 61f94a5..ee1c154 100644
--- a/FAQ
+++ b/FAQ
@@ -98,10 +98,14 @@ If you want to compile st for OpenBSD you have to remove -lrt from config.mk, an
st will compile without any loss of functionality, because all the functions are
included in libc on this platform.
-## Backspace key does not work
+## The Backspace Case
+
+St is emulating the Linux way of handling backspace being delete and delete being
+backspace.
This is an issue that was discussed in suckless mailing list
-<http://lists.suckless.org/dev/1404/20697.html>:
+<http://lists.suckless.org/dev/1404/20697.html>. Here is why some old grumpy
+terminal users wants its backspace to be how he feels it:
Well, I am going to comment why I want to change the behaviour
of this key. When ASCII was defined in 1968, communication
@@ -155,11 +159,9 @@ This is an issue that was discussed in suckless mailing list
[1] http://www.ibb.net/~anne/keyboard.html
[2] http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO-5.html
-## But I really want a wrong backspace key and a wrong delete key
+## But I really want the old grumpy behaviour of my terminal
-If you really want emulate the errors of another terminal emulators
-and have a backspace key that generates a DELETE and a delete key
-that generates BACKSPACE, then you can apply the patch
-found in [1], but please do not tell me it.
+Apply [1].
[1] http://st.suckless.org/patches/delkey
+