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Old 01-11-2008
Garbled text when SSH from Linux to UNIX

Hi all. When I use SSH to remotely connect to my professor's calculation-dedicated computer on campus, the terminal displays a bunch of extra nonsense characters.

Additionally, when I try to use vi to edit things, the text isn't lined up properly and the entire contents of the file appear to be printed to the screen more than once amidst more jumbled characters. I'm using BASH on my linux machine and the on-campus machine is HP-UX with CSHELL. What's going on?
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Old 01-11-2008
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Originally Posted by PhysicsBoy
Hi all. When I use SSH to remotely connect to my professor's calculation-dedicated computer on campus, the terminal displays a bunch of extra nonsense characters.

Additionally, when I try to use vi to edit things, the text isn't lined up properly and the entire contents of the file appear to be printed to the screen more than once amidst more jumbled characters. I'm using BASH on my linux machine and the on-campus machine is HP-UX with CSHELL. What's going on?
You may want to check your $TERM environment variable. It may be set to something that the HPUX machine doesn't know. Before ssh'ing to your professor's machine, try this from the command line on your linux box:

export TERM=vt100

Then ssh over, and set the $TERM environment to the same vt100 on the HPUX. If it's C shell, the syntax is a little different:

setenv TERM "vt100"

Let me know if any of this helps.
 

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