Finch On FreeBSD TTY Console

Programmer In Training pit at
Sun Jan 31 15:35:07 EST 2010

On 1/31/2010 2:29 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010, Programmer In Training wrote:
>> Are there any known issues with Finch on a TTY console (ctrl+F1-F7)?
>> I've been giving it a go the past few days and according to the man
>> page, I should be able to use alt+ any number of letters for various
>> functions (like alt+c to close a window). None of the alt+ controls work
>> for me. The only thing it catches is ctrl+c and then it asks me if I
>> want to exit Finch. I ask because whenever I add a new account, I have
>> to close Finch and reopen it to close the add account window. Is this a
>> FreeBSD issue or a known issue in Finch (I forget which version exactly
>> but it's the latest one in ports)?
> Try escape [char] instead of ctrl-char.

well the only ctrl-char that works is ctrl-c for closing. I'll try
esc-char next time I'm on my box. If this works, the man pages should be
updated to note the different behavior on FreeBSD (or perhaps a FreeBSD
specific manpage).

> I've run finch on FreeBSD under screen numerous times this way.  I don't
> *think* I've run it on the console directly, but I may have done so from
> a console, sshing into another machine (like when in a datacenter on one
> BSD machine, connecting back to my "home" machine).

I wouldn't be surprised if I was the only one having this issue. I've
hosed my installation at least once, and have now hosed FreeBSD ports
(infinite loop for three packages/dependencies).

Yours In Christ,

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