Fixing the backspace and forward-delete keys in OS X 10.4’s Terminal.app

This one’s bugged the hell out of me for ages, but until I started using GNU Screen I never got round to fixing it. Desp has the skinny on fixing the backspace and forward-delete keys in OS X 10.4’s Terminal.app.

2 Comments

  1. Link broken!
    I am having the exact same problems with os x and screen and the backspace key — if you have any other links to resources to deal with this I would greatly appreciate an update to the post. (OSX 10.5.6)

  2. Hi John-Michael. This might fix it:

    In Terminal.app go to Preferences? then the Advanced tab. Tick the ‘Delete sends Ctrl-H’ option. Try it again, it’ll hopefully work as desired!

    If not, choosing a different option in the ‘Declare terminal as’ dropdown may help, depending on what system you’re shelling into.

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