Konsole, backspace and ^H

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Fri Jan 18 09:58:24 GMT 2008

On Thursday 17 January 2008 19:13:01 Michael Mauch wrote:
> Mark Watts wrote:
> > I use Konsole on Mandriva 2007.1 (KDE 3.5.7) as my terminal app.
> >
> > When on the local console or SSH'd into another Linux box, hitting
> > the "Backspace" key (UK keyboard), characters get removed as expected
> > (like they do in a word-processor).
> >
> > When I'm SSH'd into certain network devices, I have to hit ^H to achieve
> > the same effect - hitting "Backspace" produces no visible effect.
> >
> > Is there a way to get konsole to send ^H when I hit the backspace key?
> Settings -> Keyboard -> Solaris seems to produce ^H for the backspace
> key.

This seems to work just fine. Is there any reason I shouldn't use this setting 
as a default, eg when SSHing into other Unix boxes?

> If your network devices have a Unix like system, you could use "stty
> erase ^?" (on these devices) to make them use the "normal" backspace key
> code.

The devices in question are Juniper Netscreen firewalls.



Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ Trusted Information Management
Trusted Solutions and Services Group
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