When logging in with ssh to BoKS Server Agent for Windows the backspace key does not work in the terminal window.


There is an issue in the installation whereby the cygwin terminfo files are not copied correctly.
This causes the backspace key not to work -- even if you remap it using stty erase ^H.
This occurs irrespective of what client software is being used.

Resolution / Workaround

To resolve this issue you must manually copy a file on the Windows Server:

Start a cmd prompt and run bash or logon with ssh.
Then run the following commands:
mkdir /usr/share/terminfo/63
cp /usr/share/terminfo/c/cygwin /usr/share/terminfo/63/

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Last Modified On: June 28, 2019