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in reply to Re: perl cant find it anymore!
in thread perl cant find it anymore!

I noticed this problem further down the page after I posted this....I see it is not just myself that is having a problem....does HP11.11 not play nice with perl or something? and I cant do your fix just yet, because I am also having a problem with the @ symbol...seems I cant type it on this friggen system....it kind of acts like a Ctrl-W key or something...it is really messed up *sigh*

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Re: Re: Re: perl cant find it anymore!
by ariels (Curate) on Jun 18, 2001 at 19:55 UTC
    Your @ woes are UN*X-related, not Perlish.
    You know it's a UNIX system when backspace does something else.
    In your case, stty sane (typed at the shell!) should fix things). If not, stty werase ^w should help.

    Bonus old fart points for remembering which key deletes just one character!

      You know it's a UNIX system when backspace does something else.

      I used to work with a sysadmin who taught people to not leave their environment config files world-writable by inserting the following line:

      stty erase ' '
      A dirty trick, but effective. If it ever happens to you, remember that '\' is the shell escape character. :)
      > Bonus old fart points for remembering which key deletes just one character!

      You don't mean ^H, do you? That can't be it, or I'd be earning 'Bonus old fart points'.

      Update: I have been informed that as I suspected, my initial thought was too simple.

      BTW, while on this topic... Using Term::ANSI can be much more convenient than using print and \c all the time.

      Chris