Thanks for helping everybody. But actually I'm using Bourne shell on FreeBSD 6.1 just like the Solaris in lab, and the FreeBSD is freshly installed, I have checked .shrc and .profile, but nothing related to key bindings or stty's there, so what I thought it should be is:
after I login -> [press backspace] -> ^H appears -> [press DEL] -> ^? appears in emacs -> [press backspace] -> oops, help appears I think Solaris was just like the above. But in my FreeBSD, things go like: after I login -> [press backspace will erase last char] -> [press DEL does the same thing] no matter what have I done to "stty" like "stty erase ^H" and "stty erase2 ^H", the result is just the same, backspace and DEL still can be used to erase last char in shell. The only difference is in emacs, but I searched the net and found that emacs relies on its own definition of key bindings in ~/.emacs file (it is empty in this case), rather than the terminal key bindings. Totally confused. Any idea? Thanks again for you kind people. 2007/8/13, Jerry McAllister <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 01:31:36PM -0500, Derek Ragona wrote: > > > At 10:54 PM 8/11/2007, d.Z. wrote: > > >Hello, > > > > > >I'm a new user to FreeBSD and Unix. I used Solaris 10 last week in > > >lab, and found there is a difference between them. > > > > > >When Solaris is installed, press backspace will give you ^H, you'll > > >have to "stty erase ^H" to solve this problem. But with FreeBSD 6.1, > > >when first installed, backspace is always bounded to erase last > > >character, even I have "stty erase ^?" and "stty erase2 ^?", backspace > > >still deletes last character input. Does any body know why is this > > >happening? > > > > Solaris by default uses csh for user accounts. The backspace key > > assignment and for that matter, all key assignments are dependent on the > > both the shell and terminal definition. Reassigning keys is typical for > > your shell's startup profile file .cshrc for csh and .bashrc for bash. > > > > > > >And strange thing is with default setting (before stty erase and > > >erase2 to ^?), when I use Emacs, C-h will give me back space, instead > > >of help. I know this is desirable for experts, but I'm really new so > > >just want to follow the instruction first. > > > > Applications like the shell you use interpret the terminal definition and > > may or may not use the same key assignments. Most applications like the > > shells in UNIX environments have startup files to customize the key > > assignments and in the case of editors even define macros. > > And those startup files are: > > For csh and tcsh (tcsh is the most common one in FreeBSD) > the startup file is .cshrc in one's home directory. You can also > create a system-wide one. > > For SH and bash it is .profile and for them don't forget to export > any variables. > > ////jerry > > > > > Hope this helps. > > > > -Derek > > > > -- > > This message has been scanned for viruses and > > dangerous content by MailScanner, and is > > believed to be clean. > > MailScanner thanks transtec Computers for their support. > > > > _______________________________________________ > > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"