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Old 05-10-2016, 10:57 PM   #1
muneshshar
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Not able to use bash mode


Hello!
in my linux machine whenever I put the command $bash, I am getting below error
ksh: bash: not found

Now I am not able to get my previous run command using keyboard arrow keys.
Not able to delete any character in VI editor even after entering into insert mode.

Please help me. this is my client provided machine so I can not go and directly change the settings.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-10-2016, 11:08 PM   #2
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Not able to use bash mode

Not sure which flavor this might be but I would try to find whereis bash located and put the full path instead of just the command. e.g. /bin/bash
 
Old 05-10-2016, 11:19 PM   #3
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Time to learn ksh?

If you can't install bash (i.e. the client doesn't want you to) then you have to make do with the utilities at hand. I just did a search for introduction to ksh and I feel it would be a pretty straight forward transition to using (being an expert at bash).

There are minor differences in scripting. http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/x7369.html

Learn how to recall history in ksh. Here's a fine article to save you some searching. http://www.kingcomputerservices.com/...ne_editing.htm
 
Old 05-11-2016, 05:00 AM   #4
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Thanks sag47.

Please let me know if I want to go with bash mode only then what change or utility need to be installed in machine.

I can ask to client, he might agree for the same.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 06:22 AM   #5
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Not able to delete any character in VI editor even after entering into insert mode.
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I don't think this is related to the shell you use, to delete a character I put the cursor on the character I want to delete in command mode and I press 'x'...
 
Old 05-11-2016, 07:01 AM   #6
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Are you using utf-8 fonts in your machine? How about vim?
 
Old 05-11-2016, 07:49 AM   #7
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I don't think this is related to the shell you use, to delete a character I put the cursor on the character I want to delete in command mode and I press 'x'...
I agree, not sure that bash is required to make vi work properly. This instead sounds like terminal settings.

What's the client want you to do? Call me weird, but someone gives me a system to develop with, I tune it to operate as I need to so that I can do the job they're paying me to get done.

Last edited by rtmistler; 05-11-2016 at 07:50 AM.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 11:04 AM   #8
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Please let me know if I want to go with bash mode only then what change or utility need to be installed in machine.
I can ask to client, he might agree for the same.
If the client permits you can download and install bash. You can choose downloading source from here, or you can install it from a ready package whatever distro you are using. Then from your environment
Code:
export SHELL=bash
or in the /etc/profile you can fix to default on Bash shell by defining SHELL, or just call Bash in the terminal when needed.

Hope that helps.

Good luck.

m.m.
 
Old 05-11-2016, 12:03 PM   #9
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you can try:
Code:
stty erase ^?
stty erase ^h
probably one of them will solve this issue (before you start vi)
 
Old 05-12-2016, 05:26 AM   #10
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How did vi come into it in the first place?

Is it because you are trying to shell out from vi? That would explain why your command history is not available. What is the prompt after you type $bash? Try ctrl+d after the error

OK

Last edited by AnanthaP; 05-12-2016 at 05:29 AM.
 
Old 05-12-2016, 07:04 AM   #11
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What system are you on? AIX may not have bash installed. It also may not have vim.
 
  


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