[Chicago-talk] Dealing with normal command line input?
pbaker at where2getit.com
Tue Sep 30 18:27:06 CDT 2003
On Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at 05:51 PM, jason gessner wrote:
> However, with my own scripts that simply read from
> STDIN (like some of my blogging scripts), any backspaces or arrow keys
> up as control characters. Is this my environment or is there something
> simple I am missing?
It's probably your environment, but don't fret as this is a very common
occurrence. This is where ^H^H^H^H^H jokes  come from. And it's also
why things like Term::Readkey exist to make things "just work." In the
meantime, if you hold down ctrl (or cmd) that should usually work
around the control character problem.
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