ksh on unix and connect through
.sh_history stores all history commands but when I press up arrow nothing comes, please help me.
It happened to me, when I'd press any arrow key some strange characters would come when i connect to a remote machine using putty. I don't know why it happened but the remedy is, you have to type the following in the command line.
$ stty -erase backspace enter
i dont remember what is the prompt of ksh($ or #)
EDIT: i found this link,hope this helps:
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set -o emacs should do the trick. The default config doesn't set the editing mode.
Pretty sure the up arrow is a function of bash rather than history (ie: if you have history enabled in ksh or csh it won't work..)
You can either type "bash" once you connect or change the default shell of that user to /bin/bash