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 Desktop or Openserver.

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Is it possible to use the mouse in a SCO Unix character application?

This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.

Yes; once you've configured your mouse with the 'mkdev mouse' utility, execute 'usemouse'. This command will start a shell under which you can move the mouse to 'simulate" cursor keys; to see how it work, try by editing an existing file with vi (after running the 'usemouse' command of course). You can move the mouse and watch the cursor moving accordingly across the screen.

To end the 'usemouse' shell, simply type 'CTRL-D'.

Roberto Zini

SCO Unix Sales, Support, & Service

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