cursor control in console

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at
Tue Oct 7 09:41:14 PDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Scott Castaline <hscast at> wrote:
> both ldd /bin/bash & ldd /bin/sh get the following responses:
> => (0xffffe000)
> => /lib/ (0xb7ee5000)
> => /lib/ (0x7dbe000)
> /lib/ (0xb7ef6000)

Bash isn't using readline, although I suppose it would be using it's
own internal copy in that case.

$ ldd /bin/bash =>  (0xb7f84000) => /lib/ (0xb7f3d000) => /lib/ (0xb7f39000) => /lib/ (0xb7df6000) => /lib/ (0xb7da9000)
        /lib/ (0xb7f85000)

You may want to rebuild bash and make sure you use the
--with-installed-readline option. Again, that might not be a big deal
since bash should be using readline one way or another. Also, ensure
that you've setup /etc/inputrc or ~/.inputrc as described here:


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