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I want to be able to use Home, End and Delete keys when using PuTTY to access the CLI on my Cisco ASAs. Currently when I use these keys I see the ~ character.

I have tried changing the PuTTY session Keyboard setting for Home and End from Standard to rxvt - this resulted in Delete giving ~, Home doing nothing at all, and End giving w.

Is it possible to get my keyboard to behave?

I have this all working fine for connections to Linux, but not Cisco devices.

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In the ASA CLI your home, end and delete functions are replaced by:
Ctrl+A home
Ctrl+E end
Ctrl+D delete

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+1 Unfortunately Cisco decided they wanted it broken like this. – Chris S Jun 28 '12 at 13:34
Guess that's the best I'm gonna get. Thanks. – dunxd Jul 12 '12 at 11:00

Try to change the "Terminal-type string" value to linux or putty in putty session settings (Connection -> Data -> Terminal-type string).

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Neither option makes any difference when accessing my Cisco devices. I still get ~ for End, Home, and Delete. – dunxd Jun 27 '12 at 15:29

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