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I'm trying to make the UP arrow to get previous command in Korn Shell but I can't find .kshrc file in my $HOME directory. I know it is hidden but even ls -al doesn't show it. What should I do?

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You probably don't have one. Just make your own using touch or an editor. – squiguy May 23 '13 at 20:41

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If .kshrc does not exist just create one.

.kshrc is a text file. Its name is .kshrc

One way to create it is open up your favourite text editor and save a file to your home directory called .kshrc

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how can I create it? what type of file is it? – CuriousGuy May 23 '13 at 20:42
@CuriousGuy see edit. But its just a text file. – FDinoff May 23 '13 at 20:48

You can create it in your home folder. in terminal , go to your home folder and type following command

touch .kshrc
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