How to use [delete] key in Linux?

How to use [delete] key in Linux?

Post by Martin Wickm » Tue, 20 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I have been trying to edit /etc/termcap so that I should be able
to use the [delete] key to edit previous commands in Linux, but I
can't get it to work. Does anyone know how to active this key? As
it is now, it returns a '~' char.


"Windows 95: from the guys who brought you EDLIN"


1. Remapping Keys (want delete key to delete etc!)


I would have thought linux being Intel based that the keyboard mappings would
work "correctly".  I have 4 linux books and none help me in this.

I have created a ".input.rc" which gets my full screen bash shell working much
better with home, end and delete keys working (I was following a poor example
without any explanations).  This stuffs up or does not work correctly in
xwindows, xterm etc.

Question 1
Can I up the keyboard repeat rate from the current snails pace?

Question 2
Surely I can download something from somewhere or get information on the
mapping of keys to "normal" PC mappings.  Unless linux wants to only attract
unix people it would seem to me that it will need to correct this problem....

Thanks for any help,


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