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  Is Linux Annoying?
Subject:   BS vs DEL keymappings
Date:   2003-09-18 18:20:27
From:   anonymous2
Some applications use the backspace key to move back over a character and erase it, others use delete.
It's not strictly a Linux problem, but it certainly occurs with Linux.
For example, it's annoying to remotely login to another machine and find out the hard way you need to type "stty erase ^h" before you can edit the command line. This also occurs with editors like Emacs.