Using SQL*PLUS, I cannot use the backspace button to erase content during a line command.
When I hit backspace, instead of erasing it writes ^H
Is there a way to configure backspace so it works as intended ?
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If you're using Linux/Unix, there's a way of making SQL*Plus loads friendlier on the command line - use
rlwrap. It adds readline support to SQLPlus, allowing you to use the cursor keys to navigate to previous queries (it retains a history), and edit them when you've made a mistake.
Launch SQL*Plus with
rlwrap -i sqlplus or add
alias sqlplus="rlwrap -i sqlplus" to your shell dot file (
To install rlwrap on RHEL 5.0 use the following commands:
wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/5/i386/epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm rpm -Uvh epel-release-5-4.noarch.rpm yum install rlwrap rlwrap –i sqlplus