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commit 3ce96aea8af566c88ed1e076d270b4d1abcf6e96
parent ed90afb743911b7b95dc2bf36b65076532779269
Author: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date:   Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:22:11 +0100

Adding the FAQ entry for zsh.

Thanks Roberto E. Vargas Caballero! You were committing this patch against the
wrong version of the FAQ, so I had to rewrite it.

FAQ | 26+++++++++++++++++++++++---
1 file changed, 23 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/FAQ b/FAQ @@ -56,13 +56,13 @@ sequences. But buggy applications like bash and irssi for example don't do this. A fast solution for them is to use the following command: - $ echo ^[?1h^[= >/dev/tty + $ printf "\033?1h\033=" >/dev/tty or $ echo $(tput smkx) >/dev/tty -In the case of bash it is using readline, which has a different not in its -manpage: +In the case of bash readline is used. Readline has a different note in its +manpage about this issue: enable-keypad (Off) When set to On, readline will try to enable the @@ -71,5 +71,25 @@ manpage: Adding this option to your .inputrc will fix the keypad problem for all applications using readline. + +If you are using zsh, then read the zsh FAQ +( + + It should be noted that the O / [ confusion can occur with other keys + such as Home and End. Some systems let you query the key sequences + sent by these keys from the system's terminal database, terminfo. + Unfortunately, the key sequences given there typically apply to the + mode that is not the one zsh uses by default (it's the "application" + mode rather than the "raw" mode). Explaining the use of terminfo is + outside of the scope of this FAQ, but if you wish to use the key + sequences given there you can tell the line editor to turn on + "application" mode when it starts and turn it off when it stops: + + function zle-line-init () { echoti smkx } + function zle-line-finish () { echoti rmkx } + zle -N zle-line-init + zle -N zle-line-finish + +Putting these lines into your .zshrc will fix the problems. --