Emacs DEL and BACKSPACE keys...Grrrr!
I use a lot of different terminals over the course of a working week and this has always been a major problem... BACKSPACE fires up help instead of deleting left, DEL does nothing... TO solve this problem add the following to your .emacs or by using M-x
(global-set-key [(control h)] 'delete-backward-char)
(global-set-key [delete] 'delete-char)
(global-set-key [M-delete] 'kill-word)