SCO Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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The simplest way is to use the korn shell (ksh); you can change
your login shell from the 'Scoadmin -> Account Manager'
interface. Once you're done, insert the 'set -o vi' line in your
$HOME.profile file; thus enabling the vi(C) compatibile command
line history and editing. Previously typed command can be retrieved
by using vi(C)-like commands such as "ESC k" (scroll the list of
typed command backwards), "ESC j" (scroll forwards) and so on (see
the ksh(C) man pages).
Alternatively you can enable emacs-like command, as Richard
Howlett suggested in the following excerpt:
set -o emacs
alias __A=$(print ' 20') # ^P = up = previous command
alias __B=$(print ' 16') # ^N = down = next command
alias __C=$(print ' 06') # ^F = right = forward a character
alias __D=$(print ' 02') # ^B = left = back a character
alias __H=$(print ' 01') # ^A = home = beginning of line
Other shells such as bash, zsh and so on have a command line
hustory & editing which is very similar to the one used under
DOS with 'setkey'; check your Skunkware CD-ROM for additional
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