I miss bash when I’m working on those aix boxes. On default setting ksh won’t give you your command history on the press of arrow keys. Yes you can set -o vi and map Esc-k to arrow key and such, but why would I do such thing when I can install bash on those AIX boxes 🙂
[lab1:root:/tmp/bash:] ls -la
drwxr-xr-x 2 root system 256 Jul 14 21:53 .
drwxrwxrwt 15 bin bin 4096 Jul 14 22:35 ..
-rw-r–r– 1 root system 1429004 Jul 14 21:44 bash-3.2-1.aix5.2.ppc.rpm
to install, go to /tmp/bash, and do the following:
[lab1:root:/tmp/bash:] inutoc .
[lab1:root:/tmp/bash:] smitty installp
Once in the smitty screen, pick “Install Software”
On “Input device /directory for software” insert “.”
On the next screen, get to “Software to install”, press F4 to get the list of installable package on the chosen directory. Highlight bash-3.2, press F7 to mark it for installation. Press enter to return to the previous screen, and enter again to install bash
Wait until the install process finished. To get to bash, just type “bash” on your prompt.