I want to access the help for a command by using ctrl+h in emacs, but it keeps deleting the previous character. I googled it, and apparently ctrl+h is backspace in a terminal. How do I remove this key mapping? I use regular backspace, and I want to access the emacs help using ctrl+h. I'm using cygwin and GNU Emacs 23.3.1
Cygwin's default backspace keycode was changed from
^? a couple of years ago to stop this from happening. Are you using an old Cygwin version or the no-longer-maintained rxvt, which still does use
^H by default?