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Open Source Software Investigation -- Stty Settings, Backspace and Delete

May 04, 2010, 14:32 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"A reader, Steve Hampson, suggested another solution to the backspace/delete terminal problem: Try typing stty dec on the offending terminal. Unfortunately, this doesn't work in my case. I had a look into stty to see if I could work out what was going on.

"stty controls your terminal line settings, and it has a slightly alarming array of options (see the man page for full details). stty -a shows the current settings.

"stty dec is shorthand for setting several options at once:"

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