fix mac os x terminal ssh delete key

Whenever I use terminal to ssh into my ubuntu linux setup on slicehost, my delete key turns into a “foward delete” key. This was too much for my brain for handle because deleting the character to the right instead of the left seemed so unnatural. After about 30 minutes of googling around, I finally found a hidden thread on fixing the terminal delete / backbase problem.

The solution is simple. Go into the “preferences” –> “settings” –> choose a theme –> “advanced” –> change “declare terminal as:” to “vt102”. Reboot terminal.

Fun, fun, fun.