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Date:      Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:48:36 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <>
Subject:   Re: xterm, screen and the "Home" and "End" keys
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Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Could you please help me solve the problem with screen or xterm?
>  From a FreeBSD 9.3 xterm I ssh to a remote host. The "Home" key sends
> (and the remote application receives) "0x1B 0x5B 0x48" (ESC [ H) 
> which is correct.
> However, if I start screen on the remote host, the application within
> the screen's virtual terminal receives "0x1B 0x4F 0x48" for "Home"
> which is "ESC O H". It results im the "Home" and key not working
> correctly in vim etc.
> The "End" key has the same problem.

I think I have solved the problem by redefining what xterm is sending.
In ~/.Xresources

XTerm*VT100.translations: #override \n\
        <Key>Home: string(0x1b) string("[1~") \n \
        <Key>End: string(0x1b) string("[4~") \n

Rather ugly, isn't it.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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