Irb cursor navigation


#1

Whenever I use irb on my OS X 10.4 box, pressing left, right, up, or
down
results in ^[[D, ^[[A, etc instead of the intended effect. Is there a
fix?

Thank you,

~Matthew Maycock


#2

Matt Maycock wrote:

Whenever I use irb on my OS X 10.4 box, pressing left, right, up, or down
results in ^[[D, ^[[A, etc instead of the intended effect. Is there a fix?

Great, I have the same problem. Was just gonna ask myself. I have it on
RedHat Linux 7.3.

-Sascha E.


#3

On 2/2/06, Sascha E. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Matt Maycock wrote:

Whenever I use irb on my OS X 10.4 box, pressing left, right, up, or
down
results in ^[[D, ^[[A, etc instead of the intended effect. Is there a
fix?

Great, I have the same problem. Was just gonna ask myself. I have it on
RedHat Linux 7.3.

It’s most likely a lack of the readline library being installed. If
you’re
using the built in OSX ruby install it’s recommended that you build your
own. Search this list for a LOT more information regarding ruby and
readline.

-Sascha E.


#4

On OS X 10.4, you are running into Apple’s long standing readline
problems. There is a step-by-step fix described here:

http://tech.rufy.com/entry/46

However, there are other problems with Apple’s ruby, so you may
seriously consider compiling your own.

/kel


#5

On 2006-02-02 11:59:25 -0500, Tanner B. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
said:

RedHat Linux 7.3.

It’s most likely a lack of the readline library being installed. If you’re
using the built in OSX ruby install it’s recommended that you build your
own. Search this list for a LOT more information regarding ruby and
readline.

-Sascha E.

I don’t have this problem on my OS X 10.4 box. I compiled and
installed my own copy of Ruby following these instructions >>
http://hivelogic.com/articles/2005/12/01/ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger
Make sure you read the part about /usr/local linked on that page.

James