Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51069
ash not compiled with history and cl edit problems
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:32 EDT
Description of Problem:
ash is not compiled with history, so "fc" commands don't work.
command line editing, arrow keys fail, and edit modes fail. In emacs mode
^A doesn't got start of line. This is all in console mode, non X.
Happens whenever I execute ash -E -i
Steps to Reproduce:
1. ash -E -i or ash -V -i (VI mode)
2. enter a long command line
3. try ^A to go to line start, ^K to kill the line
Cursor movement, line erase
Under screen, backspace doesn't work either.
It's a simple, small shell for scripts, bootdisks etc. I don't want to add
anything increasing the size... if you want a fully featured shell, you should
use bash or zsh