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.