On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Nikita Proskourine wrote:
> Thanks Dave. The problem was entirely with my stty. Both gets and readline 
> now work as expected. I got them working with "stty erase ^H"... The erase 
> character was ^? and I never noticed that. Apparently bash doesn't use stty's 
> erase setting for deleting characters... deleting things in command line 
> works fine with either ^?or ^H as erase chars.

On most terminal emulators configured a la mode de 1975, you may press
Ctrl+Backspace to give that ^? character. (Also the Delete key sometimes
does it, and sometimes not). That's for situations when you don't feel
like running stty (or can't).

matju