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Re: backspace in wscons console sends ^H to processes (Johnny Billquist) writes:

>But anyway. The big point is that teletypes actually just had a key 
>labelled "rubout". That key did send a DEL character, though.

Backspacing on a punch tape would have come pretty unnatural. :)

N.B. I haven't actually seen a key labelled "rubout". But the editor manual
mentioned it a lot (together with "altmode" for what is nowadays known
as Escape).

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