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Old 01-17-2007
Backspace erasing the prompt

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.
# 2  
Old 01-17-2007
I don't have any problem. This is how I have it specified in my .profile -
PS1='${LOGIN} ${PWD}> '
# 3  
Old 01-17-2007
Are you sure you are using ksh?
run:
Code:
echo $0

to check it.
# 4  
Old 01-17-2007
try
set -o vi
or
set -o emacs
# 5  
Old 01-23-2007
Thanks funksen.

Your solution

set -o emacs

did the job as expected.
 

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