Delete-Key in zsh

I’m a big fan of zsh. Besides it having an awful amount of features, it was this guide (called “User-friendly user guide”) that brought me up to speed on unix-shell matters back then.

So it’s only logical that my default shell is the one the guide is about ;-)

What annoyed me majorly was that in Gentoo Linux, the delete key did not work in zsh (unless of course you count outputing ~ instead of forward-deleting as “working”).

Finally I got around to fixing that.

Adding

bindkey    "^[[3~"          delete-char
bindkey    "^[3;5~"         delete-char

to your .zshrc enables your delete key on every thinkable keyboard. Finally!