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Answering a question with a question
From: email@example.com (Sean Brunnock)
Things are fine until I try to use GNU emacs. New characters do
not overwrite old characters thus making it very difficult to edit a
file. I must use ^L to rewrite the screen repeatedly.
The host that I am trying to edit a file upon is a VAX running
VMS. I am running Genera 7.2 with patches from ECO tape #1.
I have the UNIX termcap entry for Symbolics computers which
Hunter Barr posted to comp.lang.lisp. I am not at all familiar
with the administration of a VMS machine.
All you need to do now is hit <NETWORK>-X and change the "Overstrike"
parameter. All my termcap entry did was to tell UNIX that the
Symbolics' screen was bigger. It works fine without it, just using 25
lines at a time like a real VT100.
I wrote some helpful hacks such as making the meta-keys work in
TELNET, but the ECO patches to TELNET bash my hacks-- how can I get
the source code for ECO patches to TELNET so I can re-insert my meta-key
(N.b.: You do not want to run without the ECO patches to TELNET-- it
was agonizingly slow before the patches).