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Old 04-25-2002
Backspace Not Working in Script

Hello,

I've written a Perl script that prompts for asnwers to questons. At those prompts, the backspace key shows up as ^H^H.

I would like the users to have the ablility to use the backspace key. I'm running bash shell and don't otherwise have this problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-25-2002
include : set erase ^H in their profile perhaps?
# 3  
Old 04-25-2002
No, that doesn't change it. The problem only occurs within a the Perl script. At leas that's the only time I've seen it.
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Old 04-25-2002
Quote:
I would like the users to have the ablility to use the backspace key. I'm running bash shell and don't otherwise have this problem.
Are the other users also running bash ??
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Old 04-26-2002
I got it.

putting "stty erase ^H" in my profile does the trick.

Thanks!

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