python command mis-interprets arrow keys

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Wed Apr 30 01:26:17 CEST 2008

Rahul schrieb:
> My python command line seems messed up. I can't seem to be able to use my 
> backspace key nor my arrow keys. 
> I only get control characters: ^[[A^[[D^[[D^[[D^[[C^[[C^[[C etc.
> I access my Linux box via  a SecureCRT console. Only after opening the 
> python interpreter does this occur. Linux command like is OK. vim 
> interprets keystrokes correctly. So do other interpreters e.g. gnuplot.
> en_US xterm-color
> Versions:
> Python 2.4.4 
> GCC 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-33)
> Any sugesstions? Google did not throw anything relevant. 

Is libreadline installed?


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