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I know this is some kind of setting issue but I can't remember how to resolve it. Basically I'm SSH'ing into a remote machine (Ubuntu) and short cuts such as up, history, tab etc. do not work.

Can anyone tell me what I need to change either on my machine (Mac) or remotely so everything works!

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What is the shell of the Ubuntu machine? – Jin Oct 4 '11 at 7:35
I'm assuming its bash – stevo Oct 6 '11 at 8:25
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Bash comes with completion and history enabled by default. See your ~/.bashrc and/etc/bash.bashrc. The Ubuntu machine might be using /bin/sh instead of /bin/bash. $ chsh -s /bin/bash should do the trick.

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