Fixing the Delete Key In Terminal/SSH Sessions

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I administrate a variety of servers and while most of them don’t have issues when I connect from my Mac, one of our Debian servers has an issue with the ‘delete’ keyboard. Instead of deleting to the left it will do a forward delete and delete the character to the right of the cursor. This is behavior expected of the ‘delete’ key near the ‘home’ and ‘end’ buttons. Fortunately there’s a quick fix for this. Just open Terminal’s preferences. Locate the Advanced tab for the Terminal ‘profile’ you use and check off the ‘Delete sends Ctrl-H’ checkbox. Doing this will restore normal functionality.