Delete key on my Mac not working as backspace in CLI

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Delete key on my Mac not working as backspace in CLI
« on: July 11, 2016, 01:16:25 PM »
I am unable to backspace to correct typos in the CLI unless I use the Mac Command key + delete. Even then, the cursor moves back but does not "clear" the errant character(s). It's a keyboard mapping issue, probably; but I do not have any problem in Linux shells from the same Mac. So I'm puzzled that I'd experience the only on the FXs. Any thoughts?

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Robert

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Re: Delete key on my Mac not working as backspace in CLI
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 04:04:26 PM »
Hi Robert,

It's actually an issue with the way the backspace key works in Mac terminal, if you Google it you will find a number of work arounds however I would recommend using a different terminal app. I sometimes use Cool Term it's not great but its free and there is a setting to enable the backspace key.

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Paul

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Re: Delete key on my Mac not working as backspace in CLI
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 12:37:10 AM »
Thanks Paul. I'll try Cool Term.

Robert