Change the FAQ for the new Backspace behaviour.

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Christoph Lohmann 8 years ago
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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

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