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Hope u r doing well. It is a very strange problem that I've never faced when I used linux or freebsd. When a type a command in Solaris 10, and if I make a mistake, the backspace doesn't work, when I press the backspace key three times forexample, this is what I get, ^H ^H ^H. The same... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: gabam
2. Shell Programming and Scripting
I am trying to find a meaning to this echo escape character:
echo -e "\b"
Can someone tell me or give me examples of the effect that this has when used. I know that \b is the backspace, but I cannot visualise it use like any other escape such as:
echo -e "\n"
--Willie (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: willie
3. UNIX Desktop Questions & Answers
Hi gurus, i use vi editor. when I want search something I Type / (or ? if i want search backward), that is OK.
But when i make mistake in searching string how can i delete character ?
I tried bacskpase but did not work (gives just strange characters).
Also tried shift+bacskspace but this only... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: wakatana
4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
I am using a script which is as follows: It reads a character.
I want to check if the character is a backspace character or some other character.
read -n 1 x
if ; then
echo "backspace detected"
echo "some other character"
Thanks in advance. (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: anandkumar
5. Shell Programming and Scripting
I have a script that asks a user for a few question.
I would like the users to be able to use the backspace key if they make a mistake. Right now when they try they get ^? instead of it backing up.
As you can see here from a stty -a the backspace is set...
speed 38400 baud;
rows = 42;... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: LRoberts
6. Shell Programming and Scripting
What would be the equivalent of backspace key in the korn shell.
My scenario is: I am trying to install a product..and it comes out with a Licence Agreement screen, When I manually enter backspace key..I am able to get out of the whole agreement message to a point to type Agree A) or... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: solaix14
7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers
Hello, I am a UNIX newbie. With that out of that way..
In order to delete a mistyped character, I need to press control+h to move the cursor to the left, and then overwrite it. If I try hitting the backspace key, it just brings me to a new prompt.
Is there a way to change it so that my... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: martinp973
I have this in my .profile:
stty erase `tput kbs`
which sets erase to ^H for a vt and ^? for an xterm.
This has been fine up until now on all systems whether I login using a vt terminal emulator or an xterm.
On this new system though, if I log in directly using an xterm, backspace doesn't... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: Runrig
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My AIX has Korn Shell. I had set the prompt by providing assigning to PS1. If on the prompt I use backspace it erase the whatever appeared due to PS1. Can someone tell me how to forbid this erasing of prompt string, with this behaviour?
Thanks in advance. (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: videsh77
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when I make a mistake and then try to backspace I am unable to do so . Can someone please suggest How I can correct this on my session
rooh (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: rooh