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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #1
sam_nyc
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Redhat 5, backspace is not working?


Hi,

I installed Redhat 5 on a new server. I ssh to the server, I am able to back space and it works. But when I do vi, I type some thing wrong, when I try to backspace. I get ?. Please help.

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/ddd^?
 
Old 09-10-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sam_nyc View Post
Hi,

I installed Redhat 5 on a new server. I ssh to the server, I am able to back space and it works. But when I do vi, I type some thing wrong, when I try to backspace. I get ?. Please help.

Code:
#
/ddd^?
I had the same problem and I was able to solve it with either of these 2 methods.

Adding
:map! ^? ^H to the .exrc file
or
stty erase ^? to my profile file.

good luck.
 
  


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