iTerm, Screen & Linux is not playing well

Problem :

When connecting to Linux box and use screen from iTerm, the delete does not work as backspace. Rather, it function as delete key.

Solution :

  1. In iTerm, go to Bookmarks –> Manage Profiles…
  2. Under Keyboard Profiles, choose the current profile (e.g. Global, xterm)
  3. Add or Edit the “delete” key to “send hex code 0x08

Voila !!!