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When logging into a remote Ubuntu session using ssh, my command line history, which I'd usually access on my local terminal with the cursor keys is replaced with ^]]A ^]]B characters etc.

How can I enable the command line history on this remote session?

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OK, it turns out my login was set to use /bin/sh. I changed my login shell to bash by changing /etc/passwd and my problems were solved

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