Backspace Key Not Working

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Sun Aug 3 02:19:26 UTC 2008

On 26/07/08 Schiz0 said:

> Hey,
> I have an annoying problem that I'm not sure how to solve. Here's my setup:
> PuTTy => My FreeBSD 6.2 box => Production FreeBSD 7.0 box
> All via SSH, of course. Now, on my FreeBSD 6.2 box, the backspace key
> works fine all the time. However, when I connect from my 6.2 box into
> the production 7.0 box, the backspace key does not work all the time.
> In the console, it works fine (as in, it deletes what I type).
> However, when I'm in programs such as VIM, it displays "^?" instead of
> deleting. Is there a way to fix this?

Does it work in the terminal?

Lets see 

stty -a

in the shell. 

Also see

:h fixdel

in Vim. 

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It
takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite
direction." --Albert Einstein
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