If you need to use the Option / Alt key to enter certain characters (e.g. # @ | \) and you can't do so in the terminal, follow the steps below.
- In Preferences, open the Terminal page.
- In the Terminal settings section, disable Use Option as Meta key.
- Open Settings.
- In the Keyboard section, turn off Use Option as Meta key.
This solution allows you to enter characters using Option +, but will prevent from using any Meta + shortcuts in CLI apps that support them. It's not yet possible to map Meta to any other key other than Option.
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