I’ve notices that in Zsh under Mate, the HOME/END/DELETE buttons are for some reasons not working as I expected them to work. I use vim keybindings, and am still accustomed to sometimes hit the end button to reach the end of the line. So far it has never been a problem, but zsh just reacts weirdly here. Before triggering a rage quit, I found a solution of how to deal with it. Put the following lines in your .zshrc and you’re good
# ctrl-left and ctrl-right bindkey "\e[1;5D" backward-word bindkey "\e[1;5C" forward-word # ctrl-bs and ctrl-del bindkey "\e[3;5~" kill-word bindkey "\C-_" backward-kill-word # del, home and end bindkey "\e[3~" delete-char bindkey "\e[H" beginning-of-line bindkey "\e[F" end-of-line # alt-bs bindkey "\e\d" undo # Reverse search bindkey '^R' history-incremental-search-backward</code></pre>
I found this solution here and mirror it on my blog, in case the original solution gets lost or something.
I also link oh-my-zsh here, in case someone just hopped on zsh as well and wants to add the fancy ;-)