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Authored by: ThreeDayMonk on Oct 09, '03 03:01:31PM

On a related note, if anyone knows how to get the backspace key to work in irb (interactive Ruby), I'll be eternally grateful.

I can edit normally in tcsh and bash, but start an irb session and I just get ^H instead. It does the same in Terminal.app, iTerm and xterm. That rather detracts from the usefulness of an interactive program.



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irb
Authored by: Rupa on Oct 10, '03 03:08:58AM

Did you ever try issuing the following command in the terminal session you are having problems:

stty erase <BACKSPACE><ENTER>

?
Rupa



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irb
Authored by: googoo on Oct 10, '03 01:37:46PM

Have you tired typing the following command (literally)?

stty erase ^h

This should set the erase character to <control>H, which is the backspace.

-Mark



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irb
Authored by: ThreeDayMonk on Oct 14, '03 05:39:50PM

Yeah - that works! Thanks.



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