DECBKM—Backarrow Key Mode

This control function determines whether the <x] key works as a backspace key or delete key.

Note

To be compatible with some software, DECBKM should be reset (delete key setting).

Default: Delete key

Format

CSI
9/11
?
3/15
6
3/6
7
3/7
h
6/8
Set: backspace key.
CSI
9/11
?
3/15
6
3/6
7
3/7
l
6/12
Reset: delete key.

Description

If DECBKM is set, <x] works as a backspace key. When you press <x], the terminal sends a BS character to the host.

If DECBKM is reset, <x] works as a delete key. When you press <x], the terminal sends a DEL character to the host.