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Yesterday I was fed up with being forced to type Caps+Backspace to erase character in Putty, because a Backspace was printing a ~.
I found some info on internet saying you should type stty erase ~, or at least that how I understand it.
Since then when I type on / it send a to the terminal and I'm not even capable to copy/paste in my putty.
Does anyone has a good idea to save me ?

Note:
/ is still working in binary like vi or more but not in bash (where I typed the command).

Additional info:

bash-3.2# stty -a
speed 38400 baud; 55 rows; 210 columns
eucw 1:1:0:0, scrw 1:1:0:0:
intr = ^C; quit = ^\; erase = /; kill = ^U; eof = ^D; eol = <undef>
eol2 = <undef>; start = ^Q; stop = ^S; susp = ^Z; dsusp = ^Y; reprint = ^R
discard = ^O; werase = ^W; lnext = ^V
-parenb -parodd cs8 -cstopb -hupcl cread -clocal -parext
-ignbrk brkint -ignpar -parmrk -inpck -istrip -inlcr -igncr icrnl -iuclc
ixon -ixany -ixoff -imaxbel
isig icanon -xcase echo -echoe -echok -echonl -noflsh
-tostop -echoctl -echoprt -echoke -flusho -pending -iexten
opost -olcuc onlcr -ocrnl -onocr -onlret -ofill -ofdel tab3

Edit 2:
Also stty -g provide a string usable by other stty so if you have a working command elsewhere you can export the result of one to import it to the buggy one.

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Maybe ~ got expanded as /path/to/your/home/dir and the erase character got set to the first character of that. –  Mark Plotnick Feb 5 at 14:50
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Type stty erase '~' (with single quotes). –  Mark Plotnick Feb 5 at 14:58
    
<3 I LOVE YOU <3 you should post it as an answer –  Kiwy Feb 5 at 15:00
    
Now that it is fixed, you can also consider configuring what key putty sends when you hit the backspace key as an alternative to adapting the shell to putty. –  casey Feb 5 at 16:32

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An unquoted ~ expands to /path/to/your/home/dir in most shells.

The stty man page doesn't say what it does when the argument to erase is something other than a single character or undef or ^ followed by a character, but it looks like your stty uses the first character of the argument string.

Type stty erase '~' (with the single quotes). It's good practice to always quote the argument, because some shells treat ^ as the pipe symbol.

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