Thanks very much Kevin ( and Jesse ) for your helpful and quick responses!

That's much better!

My first attempt at creating the .profile file was a fail, (garbage in my
terminal session after login) I'd guess it's a ccsid thing as I created in
from the iSeries using edtf.

Running bash worked though.

best regards,

On Fri, 29 Mar 2019 at 17:47, Jesse Gorzinski <jgorzins@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Not dumb at all! Thankfully it's a common annoyance and there are some
notes in the open source troubleshooting page at

----- Original message -----
From: Craig Richards <craig@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent by: "OpenSource" <opensource-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: opensource@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [IBMiOSS] SSH from mac
Date: Fri, Mar 29, 2019 12:36 PM

Hi All,

apologies in advance if this is a stupid question...

When I run SSH from terminal in my mac to IBMi, it works fine but
when I
try to repeat commands with arrow up (for example) I just get some
characters e.g ^[[A

Typing /qopensys/pkgs/bin/python3 ..... gets old fast.

Presumably I need to do some setup / config somewhere?

thanks kindly in advance,


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