AIX Tip of the Week

AIX Tip of the Week: Using stty to Set Backspace Key

Audience: AIX Users

Date: October 22, 2000

Sometimes when you telnet into a system,the backspace key produces output similar to:

$ lss^[[2~^[[2~^[[2~

To fix, type:

$ stty erase "BackspaceKey"

The permanent solution is to edit your ".profile" and insert the following line:

stty erase '^H' About IBM Help Search Feedback

Bruce Spencer,

October 22, 2000