Quick Tip: SSH Backspace

Posted by Curtis Miller on August 27, 2008

I just ran across this informative post by Jonathan Tron that solved an annoyance I've had for a while: backspace not doing what I want when I use SSH.

Change your Terminal Preferences

  1. In Terminal, select Preferences | Settings | Advanced.
  2. Select ‘Delete sends Ctrl-H'

You may need to do this again if you change your terminal style.

Specify a setting for nano

  1. On your server open ~/.nanorc
  2. Add ‘set rebinddelete'

And now you should have backspace working correctly for at least a few thingsā€¦

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