Often when using bash I am used to using the keys ^A and ^E to go to the beginning and end of line, and the arrow keys to move from character to character without erasing. Every now and then, I enter certain tools where it completely screws up my hotkeys, and nothing works. My keyboard is remapped making the delete key the backspace key, ^W now erases words and it is impossible for me to correct anything in the command line because just about every key for editing the commands typed puts garbage characters to the terminal. This often happens to me when entering passwords or SQLPlus in a UNIX terminal.
I don't even know if this is bash or something else, but someone told me too look at this command:
$ stty -a speed 38400 baud; rows 37; columns 100; line = 0; intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = ^?; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>; eol2 = <undef>; swtch = ^Z; start = ^Q; stop = ^S; susp = ^Z; rprnt = ^R; werase = ^W; lnext = ^V; flush = ^O; min = 1; time = 0 ; -parenb -parodd cs8 -hupcl -cstopb cread -clocal -crtscts -ignbrk brkint -ignpar -parmrk -inpck -istrip -inlcr -igncr icrnl ixon -ixoff -iuclc -ixany -imaxbel opost -olcuc -ocrnl onlcr -onocr -onlret -ofill -ofdel nl0 cr0 tab0 bs0 vt0 ff0 isig icanon iexten echo -echoe -echok -echonl -noflsh -tostop -echoctl -echoke
Anyhow, I don't know what I am looking at here, but I do recognize some of the shortcuts ^W and ^U. How can I redefine things to make this weird terminal settings act like regular bash