> I'm working on HPUX 10.20 under various shells like ksh or posix-sh.
> If i put in a long command or commandsequence, there will be no carriage-
> return at the end of the line.
Yes. That's the way the ksh command line works. ksh is a simple shell,Quote:> Instead of that a '<'-character appears and while i continue input,
> the first characters are scrolled out of the left margin.
it only overprints the input line. In fact, it uses a carriage return
for this, which works on pretty much every terminal.
You can't.Quote:> Where can i switch off this non-ergononical behavior, so that input will
> behave like it behaves on other systems (for instance on Linux)
The default shell on most Linux systems is bash, which is different from
ksh. bash links with termcap/ncurses and can do cursor positioning which
is required for moving through an input "line" that wraps over several
display lines. ksh can't.
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