Beginner's question about csh/tcsh
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Thu Apr 15 11:23:45 PDT 2004
> I have a FreeBSD 4.9-stable server up and running and I ran across an
> error (most likely mine) while using csh.
> I normally use the UP and DOWN arrow keys to access the command history.
> However, this morning instead being able to go through the .history
> file with the arrow keys (the arrow keys that are not part of the
> numeric keypad), I get a "^[[A" when using the up arrow key and a
> "^[[B" when using the down arrow key.
> I've tried to clear the .history file but I still get it. I've also
> tired to google through about 50 doc's and tutorials and through the
> freebsd-questions archive but... no joy.
> Any hints or questions would be appreciated. Thank you.
Are you sure your shell was csh/tcsh?
Which account were ou logged in under? Were you SUed to root?
It sounds like you are using an account with /bin/sh as a shell
or some other one that doesn't know about the tcsh history editing.
For example, unless you change it, root uses sh for a shell.
> Michael Chinn
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