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How do I get backspace in terminal?
Slight annoyance....

 10:01 pm on Jul 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Only fault I can find on my new toy so far is backspace becomes in-line delete in a terminal.

Anyway to map it? I can't seem to find any appropriate settings in the terminal preferences...




 10:24 pm on Jul 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hmm, seems to work for me, but I'm still on OSX 10.3.

If you use the terminal a lot, you might like to download iterm ( iterm.sourceforge.net ).


 11:39 pm on Jul 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

if you just want to move the cursor back or forward, use the arrow keys


 9:13 am on Jul 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks - I'll take a look at iTerm.

I don't have a problem moving the cursor around. What I want is for backspace to be backspace and not delete. I suspect the Mac keyboard (which doesn't have a delete) switched the mappings over from the traditional VT100 or whatever it is.

I may be able to map it at the server end (I'm shelled into a Linux server).


 2:12 pm on Jul 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

You are not the first to pass this way. ;)

The preference in Terminal is found here:

Terminal Menu > "Window Settings..." > Select "Keyboard" from select menu > Check "Delete key sends backspace"

If that doesn't work, some command line wizardry can be done as described on some of the results from the query "mac os x terminal backspace delete [google.com]".

Generally, btw, Google is smart enough to understand that "mac os x" (without quotes) broad matches to all related terms. So any searches about your new mac [webmasterworld.com] can include that string to narrow down your results.


 9:55 am on Jul 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks Gregg - I'll take a look at that later.

I'm back on the Windows laptop in the meantime, trying to get it all backed up and copy documents etc over.

It's unbelievable what you accumulate on a computer!

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