backspace-key and ^H when ssh -X remote.

Thomas Dickey dickey at
Sat May 23 16:25:58 UTC 2009

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 03:03:00PM +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> On Sat, 23 May 2009 06:35:56 -0400, Thomas Dickey <dickey at> wrote:
> > probably (outside of Linux and a few special cases such as Cygwin,
> > "everyone" else uses ^H for backspace - all of the BSD's and all
> > of the vendor Unix's).
> As far as I know, ^? indicates the delete key... Maybe the
> delete key does ^H in this setting?

By "uses ^H for backspace", I was referring to the terminal emulators
such as xterm which can be initialized to send either ^H or ^? for
the "backspace" key, as well as the console terminals which generally
send one or the other...

Thomas E. Dickey
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