How do I disable option + delete/->/<- key combos when ssh into a remote linux box from my MacBook? Alternatively, map option + delete to the same function as command.+ delete. Currently I get [D, [C, etc on the screen, which is quite annoying. Thanks!

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I found a comprehensive answer here, in particular the natural text editing setting.

In summary:

  • Go to Preferences... > Profiles > Keys
  • Press Load Preset...
  • Select Natural Text Editing

Then, you can move a word backwards using Option ⌥ + and a word forwards using Option ⌥ + . Also you can delete a word backwards using Option ⌥ + , delete the whole line using Command ⌘ + , and more.

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