Opensolaris has done some huge steps towards being usable by a normal person. Sadly there are still some things lacking sane defaults which I try to provide here. I will try to update this post if I stumble over more of these hiccups.
Correct colors on exit of an ncurses program
If an ncurses program (like
nano) exits, the default xterm-color does not properly restore the colors of the terminal. The background color is shown in a dark gray. For a quick relieve you can issue a short
As this is rather cumbersome, I think it is better to adjust out terminfo definitions.
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TERM=xterm-color infocmp > /tmp/xterm-color.src sed -i -e 's/op=\\E\[100m,/op=\\E\[m,/' /tmp/xterm-color.src pfexec tic -v /tmp/xterm-color.src rm /tmp/xterm-color.src
Fixing some key bindings
By default some essential key bindings do not work properly. This can be fixed by just reassigning them. The following statement has to be run as root.
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cat >> /etc/profile <<BASH # home key bind '"\e[1~":beginning-of-line' # del key bind '"\e[3~":delete-char' # end key bind '"\e[4~":end-of-line' # pgup key bind '"\e[5~":history-search-forward' # pgdn key bind '"\e[6~":history-search-backward' BASH
You have to logout and login again for these settings to take effect. Alternatively you could just enter the individual
bind statements into your current terminal.
The bindings are from Epiphanic Networks’ Wikka.