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im a beginner and have few doubts.

1.How do I cycle thru previously entered commands?in putty tool,using up/down arrow I can do it,but not in tectia 6.3.8.

2.TAB key gives me suggestion along with the last key entered.ex:i have a file abcd.txt.i do below.

cat ab<pressing tab="" key="" here="">

It takes input as ---> cat abcd.txt b

why "b" is appended here?it happens all the time when I use TAB key. 3.What are other useful shortcuts?


asked Mar 09 '16 at 13:40

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It's up to your shell, not Tectia. You are probably in VI mode, use EMACS instead. Or switch to bash once logged in, it has all those features (auto completion/history browse) built-in.

Alternatively you can add to your .profile set -o emacs alias A=$(print '\020' ) alias B=$(print '\016' ) alias C=$(print '\006' ) alias D=$(print '\002' )

One small note: try to not post questions with that kind of generic title.


answered Mar 09 '16 at 16:20

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edited Mar 10 '16 at 22:43

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