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Fix backspace in less

Problem

Backspace in less (in Linux) is broken: it shows a ^H character.

Keywords

Less, backspace, delete, lesskey.

Solution

Create the following file, and follow its instructions:
# call this file ~/.lesskey-in and run:
# lesskey -o ~/.lesskey ~/.lesskey-in
# and define variable LESSKEY to point to ~/.lesskey

#line-edit
^H      backspace
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