Dave Perrett

iTerm Delete Key Config

linux, osx, programming, quickie

I’ve often found that after SSHing with iTerm, the delete key mappings are occasionally (well regularly) problematic. This post from Alaska Geeks sorted the problem out straight away in my case :

  • Open iTerm and go to Bookmarks > Manage Profiles
  • Go to Keyboard Profiles > Global
  • Under Mapping click the plus (+) sign.
  • In the box select the following: Key: Delete Action: send hex code In the box type the number eight: 8 Click OK.

(Hopefully) the delete key should behave correctly in ssh sessions after this. I’m a little curious about the cause of this problem, as I’ve experienced totally different behaviour on servers that appear to be configured identically, SSHed from the same machine. Ideas & suggestions welcome!