How do I get the backspace and forward delete keys to work correctly?

  • In the Keyboard section of the Terminal Inspector:
    • Turn on the Delete key sends backspace option.
    • Map the forward delete key to the following string:
  • Add the following line to your .profile:
    stty erase ˆH
    Since ˆH is a non-printable control character, the easiest way to do this is to execute the following command:
    echo -e "stty erase ˆH" >> ~/.profile
    Type the ˆH by pressing Control-V and Control-H.
  • Add the following line to your .inputrc:
    "\e[3~": delete-char
  • Apply changes by doing a source ~/.profile and a bind -f ~/.inputrc.

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