How to enable both Ctrl - H and backspace for deleting left on Solaris 10



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How to enable both Ctrl - H and backspace for deleting left on Solaris 10

Postby lovecreatesbeauty » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 13:06:19 GMT

Somebodies prefer Ctrl - H but some others prefer backspace for
deleting the left characters, so is it possible to enable both on
Solaris 10?



Re: How to enable both Ctrl - H and backspace for deleting left on Solaris 10

Postby lovecreatesbeauty » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 13:44:21 GMT

I only find profile under /etc, but none under personal $HOME. I
changed default $HOME of root from / to /export/home/root, and this is
ok. After that, I copied the /etc/profile to /export/home/root, but the
second profile doesn't take effect, then I can only make changes in the
global /etc/profile. This is way I ask the question.

By the way, those two .profile files take effect on HP-UX 11 machine.

Re: How to enable both Ctrl - H and backspace for deleting left on Solaris 10

Postby Dave Uhring » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 13:50:46 GMT


Re: How to enable both Ctrl - H and backspace for deleting left on Solaris 10

Postby Dave Uhring » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 13:54:53 GMT

Not ok; that is stupid.

Re: How to enable both Ctrl - H and backspace for deleting left on Solaris 10

Postby Mahmood » Tue, 07 Feb 2006 14:30:45 GMT

mostly I've seen this your Terminal's ability , if you are usign it
remotely and otherwise you have to define it accorindgly in your SHELL
if you are on the system itself,
Like I have enabled following on my Solaris 8 System as follows:

stty erase \^\?

in /etc/profile for the systemwide changes.


Nasir Mahmood.

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