backspace key mapping problem

Andy Koppe
Fri Jan 8 20:21:00 GMT 2010

2010/1/8 Chuck:
>>> Seems like the character mapped to the backspace key changed from ^H to
>>> ^? with the upgrade to 1.7. Is there a way to get the old mapping back?
>> What terminal do you use? (The cygwin-xfree list is meant for X issues.)
> The cygwin xterm program

You can change the backspace key mapping on the fly using the
'Backarrow Key' under 'Main Options' in xterm's menu.

One way to change it permanently is to stick this into a file called
.Xdefaults in your home directory:

*ttyModes: erase ^H


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