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# 1  
Old 10-21-2009
AIX bash history recall

Is it possible to use the keyboard UP ARROW in place of [esc]k to recall history? If so, how/what do I need to do change terminal emulation, etc.?

# 2  
Old 10-22-2009
yes. don't set -o vi and that should do it.
# 3  
Old 10-27-2009
Nope that doesn't do it.
# 4  
Old 10-28-2009

Originally Posted by gwfay
Nope that doesn't do it.
is not very definitive. For example, what did it seem to do? Was anything else affected?

On a machine running:
OS, ker|rel, machine: AIX, 1, 000641284C00

my experience is that, for Gnome terminal doing an ssh to the remote machine and running there in bash:
set +o vi

turns off the arrow feature, resulting in a display like:

set -o vi

enables the arrow function.

However, there are many variables that might come into play here, settings from stty, the terminal emulator you are using, and so on.

Good luck ... cheers, drl
# 5  
Old 11-02-2009
issuing command set -o vi enables recall using [esc]k, but not the keyboard arrows. Without issuing the cmd there is NO recall. system is AIX 5.3 & putty emulator. It doesn't matter which terminal option I emulate, all give the same response.
# 6  
Old 11-03-2009

I cannot easily get to the aix system from a putty client. However, we might be able to whittle down the number of possible issues. Please post the results of these commands from the prompt (the dollar is the prompt for me). After the command are listed the responses I get:
$ ps | grep $$
 33228  pts/5  0:00 grep 42706 
 42706  pts/5  0:00 -bash

$ uname -a
AIX aix 1 5 000641284C00

$ bash --version
GNU bash, version 3.00.16(1)-release (powerpc-ibm-aix5.1)
Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

$ echo $TERM

(enter the up arrow followed by the down arrow)
$ ^[[A^[[B

cheers, drl
# 7  
Old 11-09-2009
ps | grep $$
50834 pts/0 0:00 grep 52940
52940 pts/0 0:00 -ksh

uname -a
AIX DCHS-PINT-002 2 5 00C5D86F4C00

echo $TERM

the up & down arrows merely result in 2 beeps. I set the TERM variable to vt100 which was what my putty session was set to but that didn't change anything.

I also discovered that the system is running ksh natively NOT bash.
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