Thanks, That worked for me. I am using TERM=screen (Mac OS X) to
fix a problem I had with slrn where it would not display threads
nicely. I had noticed that it displayed threads fine when using
screen so while in screen I dumped the "TERMCAP" entry and saved
it in ~/.termcap. Then in my .profile I do:
But slrn uses slang, whereas mutt uses ncurses. So I just followed
your advice an now I have a ~/.terminfo/s/screen entry with the
modified backspace character.
I find all this terminal stuff to be one of the most confusing things
about Unix. Since very few people use real hardware terminals any
more I have often wondered why there can't be a single standard
"virtual" terminal that everybody uses.