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OS X / Debian / pico
Authored by: qryss on Oct 05, '04 07:01:48PM

I have a problem that is slightly different.

Using Terminal, I can log into Debian Linux machines fine - and the delete key works as expected at the command line (so the "stty erase " trick erases the space) - but when I use pico the delete key becomes a "forward delete" key.

Any clues how I fix that..?

This behaviour does not happen when I log in with (shudder) Putty from a (shudder) Windows machine.

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OS X / Debian / pico
Authored by: cclark on Oct 05, '04 08:46:07PM

I have the same issue when logging into a RH 7.2 box from my PB. Everything works fine in the terminal but the minute I start vim my backspace is interpreted as a delete and erases the character the cursor is on. I am still not sure how to fix it...

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OS X / Debian / pico
Authored by: eDogg on Oct 06, '04 09:08:19AM
I struggled with this a while back myself. Instead of posting the fix here, check the article on my blog. I hope this helps someone else too :-)

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OS X / Debian / pico
Authored by: brasscannon on Jan 04, '05 11:58:56AM
Easy fix: Terminal, Preferences menu, "Declare terminal type ($TERM) as: [vt102]" instead of [xterm-color].

Log back in, or at least do "export TERM=vt102" on the Linux end.

Verify that keyboard "delete" is ^? and deletes to left of the cursor; keypad "delete" is ^[[3~ and deletes to the right of the cursor.

("Ctrl-V and press key" to see what it's sending is a good trick to know! Thanks for the reminder.)

Works perfectly in Debian's pico-lookalike, nano.

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