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Re: stty erase WTF

> Here you tell it to configure the tty for $TERM which is probably
> 'xterm' and which asks for erase = ^H.

For the system to think it knows better than the user is arrogant and
usually (nigh on invariably, in my experience) wrong.

In particular, whether erase should be ^H or ^? in xterm depends on
whether the user's fingers are happier finding the backspace or delete
key, which is not something the system can tell - except by believing
the user's configuration.

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