Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Screen and backspace

Aarrrgghh! The backspace in screen doesn't work out of the box!

It's really simple to fix, but rather annoying. I'm using Debian and Ubuntu and SSH to my boxes from OSX.

The steps to clean this are:

echo 'bindkey ^? stuff ^H' >> /etc/screenrc

You may also want to know you're in screen from the prompt. Add this to the beginning of your PS1:

$(test $TERM == 'screen' && echo '{screen}')

Finally, if you have a PROMPT_COMMAND variable, you may want that to be run from within screen too.

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