Terminal Command Line Editing

Alex Katebi alex.katebi at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 16:57:49 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:00 AM, Alex Katebi <alex.katebi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> If the programs running in the terminal don't know your terminal can
> do things like arrow-keys, then it won't work.
> Theoretically, you could still be using an old teletype machine as a
> terminal, or something not quite so ancient that it doesn't know how
> to handle, so it provides only basic capabilities.
> man terminfo for some info.
> On the other hand, I just re-read your original note.  I might be
> throwing you a red herring.
> Command history and the readline editing come from bash.  Are you
> running bash at the point you're trying this?  or just sh or dash?  or
> maybe some other shell that doesn't use those shortcuts?

When I did "echo $SHELL" it said "bash".
This is the boot console for Ubuntu jeos which is the stripped down version
of the ubuntu-server that has no window manager just a login shell.

> Brian
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