Your terminal has special keys that allow you to recall and edit previous commands. Note that some of these keys might not be available on your keyboard. Recalling Commands ------------------ The system saves and allows you to access up to 254 of your most recently entered commands. The size of the recall buffer is 4Kb, which will store approximately 80 commands at 48 characters each. If the length of stored commands makes it necessary, one or more of the oldest commands will be removed from the recall buffer to make room for the most recent command. Use the up arrow or Ctrl/B keys to recall previously entered commands. Use the down arrow key to reexamine a command that you previously viewed using the up arrow. If you are supplying commands or data to a program or utility, the system saves and allows you to access only your single most recently entered command. Editing Commands ---------------- To enable the editing keys, enter the following command: SET TERMINAL/LINE_EDITING You can add the /OVERSTRIKE or /INSERT qualifiers to the command to specify the default editing mode that you prefer. The /OVERSTRIKE qualifier causes a character that you type to be written over the character that the cursor is currently pointing at. The /INSERT qualifier causes the character to be inserted before the cursor. Restrictions on using these commands are outlined after the command descriptions. Edit Key Function -------- -------- Ctrl/A or Switches between overstrike mode and insert mode. The F14 default mode is reset at the beginning of each line. Ctrl/D or Moves the cursor one character to the left. Left Arrow Ctrl/E Moves the cursor to the end of the line. Ctrl/F or Moves the cursor one character to the right. Right Arrow Ctrl/H or Moves the cursor to the beginning of the line. Backspace or F12 Ctrl/J or Deletes the word to the left of the cursor. Linefeed or F13 Ctrl/U Deletes characters from the beginning of the line to the cursor. Restrictions ------------ When you use the terminal driver's editing functions, the following restrictions apply: - You cannot move the cursor to a previous line after a line wrap. - You cannot insert a character if the insertion would force a line wrap or if a tab follows the current cursor position. - You cannot delete a word at the beginning of a line after a line wrap. - You cannot assign the line editing function to other keys.