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Old 02-01-2011
how can i know the pressed key is arrowup?

Hi all,
I need to know how to test a pressed key is arrowup or arrowdown and etc..
I found that the "echo" won't print anything if i enter the arrowup in the below code:
echo "you pressed $REPLY"

Then i find a way to achieve my goal.
  1 #! /bin/bash
  3 ARROWUP='\[A'
  4 read
  5 echo $REPLY | grep -q $UP
  6 if [ $? -eq 0 ];then
  7    echo "you pressed arrowup"
  8 fi

problem is where can i find "ARROWUP" is shown as \[A because in my terminal the arrowup key is shown as [[A and i'm afraid i won't remember that someday.Any command to show that?
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Old 02-01-2011
Maybe this is what you're looking for:
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# 3  
Old 02-01-2011
Originally Posted by Franklin52
Maybe this is what you're looking for:
Thanks,that works fine.But i still want to know where to find the information such as ARROWUP key is map to "\[A"?
# 4  
Old 02-01-2011
$ exec ksh
$ set +o emacs vi
$ # now press up arrow key
$ ^[[A

Note that ^[ is the escape character. In that script \e also represents the escape character.
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Old 02-01-2011
Originally Posted by Perderabo
$ exec ksh
$ set +o emacs vi
$ # now press up arrow key
$ ^[[A

Note that ^[ is the escape character. In that script \e also represents the escape character.
Thanks all you guys!Smilie

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