[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Server interface
tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Thu Dec 18 14:21:12 GMT 2008
Stephen Garton wrote:
> We have a server (off site) at work that was intially set up with a
> single user (root). We've created a day-to-day user for logging into
> the machine, which we do over ssh.
> My question is, the new user doesn't seem to have any of the 'basics',
> e.g. tab completion, or arrow keys to navigate history.
As well as the advice about bashrc etc., I would also check that the
user has the right shell. Login and type 'echo $SHELL' and make sure
that is bash or dash.
You also want to see what the terminal type is set to. Type 'echo
$TERM'. If that is set to something like 'dumb' then you may not get
some of the nice features you are looking for.
BTW, what do you get echoed when you press the arrow keys? Nothing or
some random text?
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