Home, End, Delete keys in PuTTY terminal client don't work on EXOS

  • 0
  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 2 years ago
  • Answered
Hello,

I've been using Extreme Networks Switches for a few years now, and I've always used PuTTY / KiTTY as Terminal Client.
However, using both these programs, the Home, End, and Delete (and also Page Up/ Down and Insert, but I don't use those much) keys won't work, instead it will just print a tilde (~) sign. This is the same wether I'm connected through Serial, Telnet or SSH.
Is there a setting for PuTTY, or another, recommended terminal client, where these keys will work with EXOS / Extreme Networks Switches?

Thanks!
Best regards,
Marius
Photo of Marius Lengwiler

Marius Lengwiler

  • 100 Points 100 badge 2x thumb

Posted 2 years ago

  • 0
  • 1
Photo of OscarK

OscarK, ESE

  • 7,702 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Hello, please read this section of the EXOS user guide. Telnet/serial or SSH sessions dont use Home/End/Delete/Page Up/Down and so on keys.
http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/exos/EXOS_21_1/Command_Overview/r_lineediting-keys.shtml
Photo of Marius Lengwiler

Marius Lengwiler

  • 100 Points 100 badge 2x thumb
Oh well that's embarrassing, classic case of RTFM I walked into... I'm sorry I didn't even think to check in there.
Only one question then: the delete and insert keys are referenced in the user guide, so I'm assuming this should work, shouldn't it? Backspace, and arrows work as described, but delete, insert doesn't...
The ctrl+D/A/E work though.
Photo of OscarK

OscarK, ESE

  • 7,702 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Insert works only in vi (edit policy), not on command line, I think the same for delete.