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Old 12-01-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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telnet up-arrow command history


I use SUSE 9.2 and and in my console, if I hit the up arrow button it will cycle through my command history so I can retrieve and re-execute an older command. However, when I telnet into an aix box, I can't keep this same functionality. Is there a way to configure the telnet session to do this?
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #2
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'set -o emacs'
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:22 PM   #3
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This isn't something that telnet controls. It's a function of the shell you're using. You need to man history on the AIX box to see how the shell it uses deals with history, and possible man <loginShell>, if history doesn't answer your question (echo $SHELL will print out your shell).
 
Old 12-01-2004, 03:44 PM   #4
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true, just assumed it was ksh, due to it being default for AIX.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:21 PM   #5
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I was being intentionally vague. I have no idea what AIX uses for it's default shell. I've not had a shell on an AIX box since before version 4.1.3, and I was typing my reply when you posted yours.
 
Old 12-01-2004, 04:23 PM   #6
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our aix box does use ksh for the shell. So I added the line set -o emacs to the .profile. I exited and re-entered. However, the up arrow still does not work.

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Old 12-03-2004, 12:11 PM   #7
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what is the output of 'set' by itself?
 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:25 PM   #8
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Here's the output:

allexport off
bgnice on
emacs off
errexit off
gmacs off
ignoreeof off
interactive on
keyword off
markdirs off
monitor on
noexec off
noclobber off
noglob off
nolog off
notify off
nounset off
privileged off
restricted off
trackall off
verbose off
vi off
viraw off
xtrace off
 
Old 12-04-2004, 10:18 AM   #9
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In the listing below, emacs is "off" ... you can try "set -o emacs on"

Also, give it a try in the shell (instead of '.profile')...and see if it works...


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Here's the output:

allexport off
bgnice on
emacs off
errexit off
gmacs off
ignoreeof off
interactive on
.
.
.
vi off
viraw off
xtrace off
 
  


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