input-line-length too short

input-line-length too short

Post by Christian Weisgerb » Thu, 24 Sep 1998 04:00:00

> 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.

You mean the line doesn't wrap.

Quote:> Instead of that a '<'-character appears and while i continue input,
> the first characters are scrolled out of the left margin.

Yes. That's the way the ksh command line works. ksh is a simple shell,
it only overprints the input line. In fact, it uses a carriage return
for this, which works on pretty much every terminal.

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)

You can't.
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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1. Password length STILL TOO Short, WHY?

If any Sun developers are watching this group....  Why is it that
Solaris STILL comes out-of-the box with password algorithms that allow
for up to ONLY 8 characters?  WHY?  Even on Solaris Express 12/05.  Is
this due to exportation rules?

An admin should not have to delve into the complex world of PAM mods
and argorithms just to allow for  more characters to secure a local
user account in any Solaris box.  Especially when they don't need LDAP,
NIS+, Kerb. or any of the other mechanisms to activate stronger
encryptions.   OUT OF THE BOX! Heck, even windoze does that.  Granted,
not much else very secure!  LOL

IMHO, this is really unsat.

Let's not give any big customers any MORE reasons to keep leaving Sun,
shale we?  Hmmm, like the US Government (their a Cash Cow).  But their
moving more and more towards a total Windows environment.     The
hackers are loving that too.

It just makes good business sense, doesn't?

Thanks for the rant.


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