Good morning Stu,
control+option+D indeed works as a 'forward delete' for an iMac with Snow 
Leopard and aluminum keyboard...
Thank you - I hope I can return the favor someday...
Ciao
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stu" <stu / rubyprogrammer.net>
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: Forward delete with irb on a iMac Snow Leopeard machine...


> first hit on google:
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> http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20050525040921189
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> ~
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> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 11:45 AM, Patrick Lynch <kmandpjlynch / verizon.net> 
> wrote:
>> Good morning,
>>
>> I'm a newbie to this site and I'm not sure if this is the way to start a 
>> new
>> thread...if I'm doing something wrong, please let me know...
>>
>> I'm also a newbie to the iMac Snow Leopard machine...
>> I have the 'aluminum' keyboard and it does not have a 'forward delete'
>> button...
>> It does have the 'backward delete' button...
>> I've been able to solve the not having a 'forward delete' button by using
>> 'fn' + '[backward] delete' in all other places but not within irb...
>> In irb, when I press 'fn'+'delete' I get the 'squigly' character '~'...
>> ...for example, if I'm in irb and want to delete the '2' in the string
>> "123", using 'fn'+'delete', I get "1~23"....
>> No big deal, but it is driving me nuts...I'd appreciate any help...
>>
>> Good day
>>
>>
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