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Old 10-19-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
ShiningMasamune
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UpArrow/Backspace not working for shell-like program over ssh


Greetings all. There's a certain Windows command line program that I need to use from Linux computers. I'm doing this via cygwin/ssh, and I've already got that set up and working. The program is shell-like in nature, and by that I mean you type a command, and it outputs the result. My problem is that, when I use the program over ssh, the up arrow key actually moves the cursor instead of getting the previous command, backspace doesn't function properly, the home/end keys don't work, etc. All of these things work when I use the program in cygwin on the local machine, but not when I ssh from elsewhere. Another thing: the program uses Ctrl-C for something. Again, it works from cygwin on the local machine, but over ssh, when I hit Ctrl-C, it kills the program. Is there any way to fix these, maybe with some kind of go-between script?

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Old 10-21-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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When you open a cygwin shell, the terminal emulator type is cygwin. When connected remotely via ssh, the remote system must set the TERM type.

Connect via ssh, and check the terminal type:

echo $TERM

Also check the tty and readline bindings:

stty -a
bind -P
 
Old 10-21-2008, 03:24 AM   #3
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Also note that in a unix like environment Control+C is used to terminate the running program.
 
Old 10-21-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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Also note that in a unix like environment Control+C is used to terminate the running program.
By default, but this can be changed to any key binding via stty.
 
Old 04-06-2009, 12:58 PM   #5
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Most likely your login shell is set to /bin/sh and not to /bin/bash.
 
  


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