I use C-] as my screen escape key. Once in a blue moon I accidentally hit C-\ instead of C-] (with the predictably disastrous consequences). Frankly, I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. Most of my keyboards these days have [ and ] inboard of t and y (Ergodox, 75-key ortholinear, Preonic (requires layer keys)), but I used C-] for literally decades before switching to ergonomic keyboards of these styles.
Tried an ortholinear #keyboardio but it was too hard to go back and forth between it and a regular laptop keyboard for me.
@jgoerzen I think that's a neat design, too, but I don't have one. I definitely like moving more keys onto my thumbs; I have space, backspace, enter, and delete on my Ergodox thumb clusters. I just looked, because I thought it did, and my VT100 has an ESC key. My Tek 4010 does NOT, though; it's a Ctrl+something key combination on that. I'm not sure ctrl+what, it's ASCII 63, so [ is shift+k; I'd have to check the manual.
@elb You have a VT100?! OK, you have won. Whatever it is, that wins :-)
https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=dec+vt420+keyboard&iax=images&ia=images&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fimages.bonanzastatic.com%2Fafu%2Fimages%2Fe452%2Fc609%2F1790_7451953561%2Fs-l1600.jpg is the sort of keyboard I'm used to seeing. That upper-left key isn't Esc by default. I'd have to go look up how it might generate Esc, because I forget. I blogged about the Esc issue at https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10051-a-mystery-of-unix-history and there are some comments on it there.
@jgoerzen @SDF The terminal? It came in a lot of vintage minicomputer stuff I bought a couple of years ago. The PDP-11/34A it's _supposed_ to be hooked to is behind where I'm sitting when I took the photo. ;-)
I was on SDF MANY years ago, but lapsed, and have only recently rejoined. I love the idea of a shared Unix system like I used to enjoy when shared systems were a Thing.
The VT510s I use the most, sometimes daily for "focus mode", due to supporting remappable keys and PS/2 keyboards. The IBM3151 is a strange beast, supporting "3151 mode" and "ascii mode" which have totally different firmware screens. Both work with Linux.
@elb @SDF Yes, the problem is that ssh puts the terminal into raw mode and expects the remote to handle XON/XOFF, which, when buffering and latency is considered, the handling of XOFF is too slow and overrun in the terminal occurs. Sigh. I really should build a DTR/DSR to RTS/CTS cable for the vt510...
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko