Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at
Tue Oct 10 10:36:16 PDT 2000

> after downloading the linux-intel-2.4-book i now have installed all packages and the system works fine.
> there is only one problem i cannot solve:
> commandline-editing
> when pressing del, pageup or pagedown bash just beeps and prints a tilde (~). but I want it e.g. to delete the letter right of the cursor when I press the del-key.  
> under editors like joe all that editing functions are working just fine. I've already checked my keymap, /etc/inputrc, /etc/profile and /etc/termcap files and they seem to be ok.
> Also I've downloaded readline4-4.1 and installed it as shared and static.
> Does anyone know the problem?

Have you checked the Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO. It has lots of stuff 
about backspace and delete.


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

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