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Fixing the delete key in Terminal.app

Well it's quite annoying that the delete (forward-delete) key in default Apples Terminal.app doesn't work correctly but it is when SSHing to another machine. So here is my (quite bad) solution. I configure the Terminal.app to send "\033[3~" for delete. Then I add the following line to my ~/.inputrc:

"\e[3~": delete-char

When SSHing to another machine now the delete key may be broken. Just at the same line on that machine (that's why it is a quite bad solution but I just set my machines consequently to ^? / \e[3~ for backspace / delete).

A solution to nicely forward page up / down will follow as an update to this article.
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