Author: Christoph Lohmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:20:28 +0100
Change the FAQ for the new Backspace behaviour.
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git 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
This is an issue that was discussed in suckless mailing list
+<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
-## 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 , but please do not tell me it.