HP-UX usage issues.

Posted on 2007-07-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am using HP-UX B.11.00 U 9000/800
Here are my problems.

I use telnet to connect to the remote HP machine.

Q1. After telnet, i get a half screen sized window with a black background that i am not
able to expand.
How do i expand it?

Q2. On pressing left mouse button, when i run the cursor over text, the text does not get
highlighted. I need highlighted area to copy text. How do i highlight text.

Previously when i worked on SunOS, when i ran cursor over text, the OS would highlight
the text and copy it for me too. I just needed to paste the text in notepad.

Q3. On pressing the up-down buttons from the keyboard (those 4 keys up-down-left-right),
i am not able to get the previous,next command i just executed. How do i make the
previous or next commands executed to come on pressing these keys.

On pressing these keys junk characters are printed
Question by:gram77
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    Accepted Solution


    What type of workstation are you connecting from?

    If its Windows I'd suggest getting a proper telnet client - Putty is not bad. This should solve the highligting and screen size issue.

    HP-UX command history is accessed via ESC-k.

    Author Comment

    I hope Putty is a freeware?

    I am downloading Putty For Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP and Vista on Intel x86

    Author Comment

    when i press backspace, i get a junk character ^?.

    I have tried :

    stty erase ctrl+H
    stty erase ctrl+backspace

    when i use
    stty sane
    stty sane ctrl+backspace

    Q1. I get unknown mode: ctrl+backspace

    Also when i use up-down-right-left arrow keys instead of showing me the history i get junk
    character ^[

    Q2. Using Esc+k does get me commands from the command history, but how can i map Esc+K to up-down
    LVL 29

    Expert Comment

    Under Terminal > Keyboard > Backspace - select Control-? is that option is available under the version of Putty you have. I have version 0.58 but don't use it often. I have a licensed version of F-Secure SSH client.

    I'm not sure if you can use Ctrl-Backspace from a remote session I don't think you can.

    I also don't think you can map Esc-k to the other keys but maybe you can and I'll learn another new thing today.

    Author Comment

    Under Terminal > Keyboard > Backspace - select Control-?

    I selected

    The Backspace Key is: Ctrl + H.
    And now i can use backspace to erase characters.

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