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Old 09-01-2009
Error Using backspace in solaris - help

Hi

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.

Second Q is like in linux for going to recent command, i use up key, wat about solaris, how can i get to last command used & if it is using any combination. can i set it to UP key like in linux.

Similarly for tab key, as i have to use Esc key in solaris

Thanks for your help in advance

Sarbjit
# 2  
Old 09-01-2009
The default shell in Solaris is "sh". In most linux distributions it is "bash" which has a history function with up an down keys.

so for you first question just enter:
Code:
stty erase ^?

to have backspace on the "backspace" key.

for the second one enter:
Code:
bash

to use the bash shell.
# 3  
Old 09-01-2009
Code:
stty erase ^?

In other words type:
stty<spacebar>erase<spacebar><backspaceTab>
you can also add the code in your .profile...
# 4  
Old 09-01-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
The default shell in Solaris is "sh". In most linux distributions it is "bash" which has a history function with up an down keys.

so for you first question just enter:
Code:
stty erase ^?

to have backspace on the "backspace" key.

for the second one enter:
Code:
bash

to use the bash shell.
Thanks 4 ur reply

When i use stty erase ^?, it shows No match & i am still facing same problem.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by vbe
Code:
stty erase ^?

In other words type:
stty<spacebar>erase<spacebar><backspaceTab>
you can also add the code in your .profile...

Thanks for your reply , Itz working
# 5  
Old 09-01-2009
2 times the same answer... only one is working? strange...
# 6  
Old 09-01-2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by DukeNuke2
2 times the same answer... only one is working? strange...
Actually if i type ^? instead of using backspace key, then its not working.

But if i am adding this to my .cshrc file, it is not setting it because i dnt have admin rights to access .profile. Any views for that?
# 7  
Old 09-01-2009
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...

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