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# 1  
Old 11-24-2006
stty erase r

after hitting this command...on pressing r acts as a backspace character....

how to disable this function
# 2  
Old 11-24-2006
Better thing is you can quit the session. Hope this setting is not in your .profile. If so you have to login through some one else user id and then edit your .profile.
# 3  
Old 11-24-2006
Is .profile maintained as 666, I dont think so.

If its 644, how would you be able to edit it from some other id? Thats not possible !!!
# 4  
Old 11-25-2006
The exact same way you made "r" the backspace:
stty erase <key>

where key is the key you want to use as backspace.
# 5  
Old 11-27-2006

Yeah i agree .profile is 644 but will a chmod 777 * will work and change .profile's permission i doubt it. Need to check.


Typing stty erase <key> will erase the letter 'r' so the shell will understand like stty ase. So this wont work
# 6  
Old 11-27-2006

Yeah i agree .profile is 644 but will a chmod 777 * will work and change .profile's permission i doubt it. Need to check.
this wont work,
you cannot change the perm bits to 777 if you are not the owner or effective user.

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