[lug] Remapping Backspace key

Bill Jorgensen jorg at sysmgrs.com
Wed Sep 24 16:18:27 MDT 2003

On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Gary Hodges wrote:

> On everything but the Red Hat 7.3 machine this makes the big delete key 
> (PC Backspace key) work as expected.  On the Linux machine he gets ~ 
> when the large delete key is struck.  I tried connecting to my machine 
> where I use bash and the large delete key does nothing.  Suggestions?

I found that there are times that Cntl ^V is needed for the stty setting
to take effect. While you edit your .*shrc file use the command,
stty erase Cntl ^V (then type the key you want for backspace)

It has worked for me on many platforms. See if this will help.


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