Terminal Command Line Editing
alex.katebi at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 01:19:49 UTC 2009
I solved the problem. It was the virtual machine emulator. I needed to give
it a keyboard type option "-k en-us".
On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:57 AM, Alex Katebi <alex.katebi at gmail.com>
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com>
> >> 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".
> Not that then
> And echo $TERM?
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