How do I configure my backspace command?

On Eniac, the default "erase" character is ^? ("Delete"). I recommend that you configure your communications software to send this character instead of ^H ("Backspace") when you press the erase key.

You can use the command

stty erase ^H

to make Backspace the erase character. However, Emacs, Pico, and other programs will still use the Delete character for erase, so this is not the most convenient approach.

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