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

Gary Kline kline at
Sat May 23 19:45:52 UTC 2009

On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 12:25:50PM -0400, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> 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...

	Problem solved.  I didn't expect anyone else to have this bug,
	but then I googled and found that on ubuntu linux I had to set my
	Keybord to "Solaris"; it had been set to "Linux".  I use the kde
	Konsole emulator on both desktop. The Keyboard setting of
	"freebsd console" works fine here on FBSD.

	'Strange-but-true' ....

> -- 
> Thomas E. Dickey

 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix
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