Thursday, July 20

Delete in Screen

screen is one of those essential utilities everyone (at least everyone that touches *nix) should have in their toolbelt. In true Unix tradition, the default key mapping for the [delete] key is not what desktop users would normally expect. At least on Mac OS X, it acts as a "forward delete" when this key is typically the opposite.

Anyhow after scouring around a bit I found the following incantation to add to my .screenrc that makes the world safe for [delete] in screen:

bindkey -k kD stuff \177

And there was much rejoicing.


Blogger steve said...


thank you

9:18 PM  

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