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# 8  
Old 09-01-2009
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
you told the backspace key was giving ^? as output... so it should be clear what ^? means?

the .profile should be in your homedir and you can access this. sure you can't access the root .profile but this is not necessary! just edit YOUR .profile or if you use csh edit .cshrc file...
i was unable to find .profile. So i have edited .cshrc like

if (`uname` == SunOS) then
stty erase ^?

But when i launch new terminal and login into any solaris machine it is not setting it .
# 9  
Old 09-01-2009
what is the output of "echo $0" in your login shell?
# 10  
Old 09-07-2009
It says
# 11  
Old 09-07-2009
Originally Posted by sarbjit
In solaris if i have to delete something from shell i need to use ctrl+H, coz if i use backspace it shows ^?. Can any one please tell me how to set backspace key so that i can delete any character directly instead of using Ctrl+h.
You need to fix the terminal emulator you use for it to sent the correct character when you press backspace. If you are using gnome-terminal, you can go to the profile preference menu, then to the compatibility tab:

Set "Backspace" to send "Control-H" and "Delete" to send "ASCII DEL", as they should always do.
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