Following this question, running
/usr/bin/reset destroys my backspace functionality.
What can I do? After pressing backspace I get
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Probably you need to fix you
TERM variable to more accurately reflect the terminal emulator you are actually using. See
What's happening here is
reset is putting things into a very vanilla state to insure that you can do some interaction with the terminal. If your login scripts set up any key interpretation rules not covered by your
TERM variable (like the one suggested by grawity), you will have to reapply these by hand.
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