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Old 23rd August 2008
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Default xterm End key

IDK if it's only FreeBSD problem or other OS's got it as well.

When i enter editor in xterm (i use le, but same thing applies to many others, if not all of them, as well), when i'm at beginning of line and hit End key, nothing happens. I would like to fix this if it's possible.

How can i fix that, what info do you need?

p.s. End key works in gui editors

I use fully customized environment, no gnome, no kde etc...

Code:
$ uname -a
FreeBSD killasmurf.HomePC 7.0-RELEASE-p3 FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p3 #1: Sat Aug  2 00:45:09 EEST 2008     killasmurf@killasmurf.HomePC:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/killabsd  i386
$ xterm -v
X.Org 6.8.99.903(236)

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This won't be a perfect answer to your question, but maybe it can get you started. In this kind of problem, the first thing I would do is go into the xterm shell and type
Code:
# cat > /dev/null
Then hit the key you're interested in, in this case End (you can also try Keypad-End), and see what you get. To break out of the cat use Ctrl-D.

For most keys this will show you what you're getting in the xterm when you hit the key. In my case with End I see:
Code:
^[[4~
(This is just how I've set the key up, you may see something different.) The first ^[ really indicates Escape, it's a sequence of Escape [ 4 ~ .

Then you have to get your editor to use this. Never used le, but for emacs I put in my ~/.emacs file:
Code:
(global-set-key "\e[4~" 'move-to-window-end)    ; for xterm
Here "move-to-window-end" is the function I want on that key (it's a function I defined elsewhere).

The other question is where does the ^[[4~ come from? You can set this up in your ~/.Xresources file. Mine includes the following:
Code:
*VT100.Translations: #override \
              !<Key>BackSpace:    string(0x7F) \n\
              !<Key>KP_Begin:     string(0x1b) string("[G") \n\
              !<Key>Home:         string(0x1b) string("[1~") \n\
              !<Key>KP_Home:      string(0x1b) string("[1~") \n\
              <Key>Insert:        string(0x1b) string("[2~") \n\
              !<Key>KP_Insert:    string(0x1b) string("[2~") \n\
              <Key>Delete:        string(0x1b) string("[3~") \n\
              !<Key>KP_Delete:    string(0x1b) string("[3~") \n\
              !<Key>End:          string(0x1b) string("[4~") \n\
              !<Key>KP_End:       string(0x1b) string("[4~") \n\
              c<Key>Home:         string(0x1b) string("[35~") \n\
              c<Key>KP_Home:      string(0x1b) string("[35~") \n\
  etc. etc.
You shouldn't copy this verbatim, it's just an example, but you can see where the ^[[4~ comes from. In the .Xresources file "string(0x1b)" represents Escape character.

Hope this helps a bit.

Last edited by IdOp; 24th August 2008 at 04:59 PM. Reason: glitches
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