Stephen Baird said:
> I now use it all the time, but on the SUN itself in the "cmdtool"
> window, the curser keys don't work and give me the previous commands.
> Is this a termcap problem or does tcsh only capture the key commands
> on simpler terminals?
I use tcsh in cmdtools all the time; but I never have used the arrow
keys. I do "set edit" and use emacs key bindings to get scroll and
edit -- vi bindings are also possible. Make sure your "num lock" key
If you want vi or to make your arrow keys work in a cmdtool, look at
the tcsh man page under "bindkey":
Syntax: bindkey [ -a ] [ -c ] [ -s ] [ -v ] [ -e ] [ -d ] [
-l ] [ -r ] [ -- ] [ in-string [ out-string | command ]]
If no values are given all bindings are listed. If only in-
string is given, bindings for the in-string is listed.
Otherwise it binds the in-string to the given out-string or
command. If out-string, this is treated as input to tcsh
when in-string is typed. This may be used recursively to
currently a level of 10 deep.
There are two basic key maps: the normal and alternative
one. The alternative is used by VI command mode. For multi-
character input the basic key maps contains a sequence-
lead-in for the first character in the input.
-a bind in-string in alternative key map.
-s bind an out-string instead of a command
-c bind a unix command instead of a command
-v bind for default VI-mode
-e bind for default emacs-mode
-d bind to compiled in default
-l list functions available with short description
-r remove the binding of in-string
In strings control characters may be written as caret-
<letter> and backslash ("\") is used to escape a character
\a bell character
\n line feed (new line)
\b back space
\t horizontal tab
\v vertical tab
\f form feed
\r carriage return
\nnn character code in octal
In all other cases \ escapes the following character. Needed
for escaping the special meaning of \ and ^. Delete is
written as "^?" (caret-question mark).
Tcsh always binds the arrow keys as defined by the termcap
up arrow up-history
down arrow down-history
right arrow forward-char
left arrow backward-char
except where these bindings would alter other single charac-
ter bindings. If this is not desired one can avoid the
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automatic arrow key binding using settc to change the arrow
key escape sequences to the empty string. The ansi/vt100
sequences for arrow keys are always bound.
Note the "except where these bindings would alter other single
character bindings". Since cmdtool puts out its own inimitable
strings for arrow-key bindings, you need to redefine things using
dr. dan davison/dept. of biochemical and biophysical sciences/univ. of
Houston/4800 Calhoun/Houston,TX 77204-5934/davison at uh.edu/DAVISON at UHOU
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