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Linux Server Fix: Backspacing on OSX Terminal Should Not Be Interpreted as Delete

Apr 06, 2010, 01:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"I have accounts on a number of Linux machines that I ssh into from my MacBook, using Terminal. On some -- but not all -- of them, I've found that if I run screen after connection, the backspace key is interpreted as a delete (giving an error if the cursor is at the end of the line), and I have to use Ctrl-H to backspace. After poking around a little online, I found several possible ways to fix this.

"Change the $TERM Setting of Your ssh Session Once Logged On

export TERM=xterm; screen

"You can make this permanent by either putting the $TERM setting into your .bashrc or aliasing screen."

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