arrow keys / special keys


 
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Old 02-19-2004
arrow keys / special keys

how to use the arrow keys in shell scripting. is there any special synatax / command for this.

i just want to use the arrow keys for navigation.

replies appreciated

raguram R
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Old 02-19-2004
It'd help to know what o/s you're running.

Are you talking about scripting on the command line? In the vi editor?
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Old 02-19-2004
Use of arrow keys has no place in shell scripting. Your
script will be inherently unportable and will probably
fail if you use a different terminal definition.
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Old 02-20-2004
thanks for your reply

1) yes in vi editor.
2) we use solaris 5.8 and sco 5.0.5
3) then how does the utilities like scoadmin and other admin utilities work.


raguram R
 

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