it do have effect, at least I tried it using linux and bash. But it has no effect using tcsh (in the same terminal). It was not related to the host, it worked exactly the same way on the local and remote environmment.
using tcsh I could redefine delete by:
bindkey "^G" backward-delete-char
I do not know what kind of shell is running on the alcatel switch, probably you need to config its key bindings.
Last edited by pan64; 01-29-2013 at 08:20 AM.