--- On Mon, 1/25/10, James Rich <james@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:>
From: James Rich <james@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [LINUX5250] x5250 destructive backspace?
To: "Linux 5250 Development Project" <linux5250@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010, 2:32 PM
On Mon, 25 Jan 2010, Evan List wrote:
I've been using the wonderful x5250 5250 emulator made by James Rich. It does nearly >>everything we need from an emulator.
Thank you for saying so :)
Some of my new users have been asking for a destructive backspace (where the backspace key >will delete the character as well as move the cursor back on space).
I found the posting of someone else asking for this on tn5250. Using those instructions I >>edited the source of tn5250 and compiled successfully, and destructive backspace works in >>tn5250! I then compiled x5250-0.5.2-pre4 against that. Sadly x5250 seems to have its own >>change needed. While it compiles and executes fine, it still does not backspace and delete >the character.
Does anyone know if there is a source change or even a command line flag that could enable >>this?
There isn't currently an option to enable destructive backspace. It wasn't a priority since >real 5250 terminals don't have it. However, there's no reason why it couldn't be enabled. >This will require a source code change. The code should probably look for an option called >+destructivebackspace or something like that in ~/.tn5250rc. Can you point me to the >instructions you found for destructive backspace intn5250?