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Old 02-01-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
ufmale
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lost key function when ssh to remote machine


I ssh to a remote linux machine, and was trying to <tab> to complete the command sentence eg. vi sim<tap> i should have got a vi simple.txt
if there is a simple.txt in that directory.

However, the <tab> key does not work as it should, and it just create a <tab> space for me.

In addition, when using linux on my local machine, the up key would give me a history command i use previously, but when I ssh to one of the linux machine (not the same machine), that key does not work.

Someone told me that i have to set some profile or customize key on that remote machine for my account. Does anyone know what need to be done?

Last edited by ufmale; 02-01-2008 at 11:31 AM.
 
Old 02-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
waelaltaqi
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it sounds to me like you are using an different shell than bash. As you know there are many types of shells for *nix like systems and you might be using one that's not very common. Please type the following command and post the results:


Code:
laptop:~$ ps -p $$
  PID TTY          TIME CMD
 3864 pts/2    00:00:00 bash
the above is the output from my laptop and in my case i'm using the bash shell.

what distro + version of linux you are using?
 
  


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