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I would like to know how we can map the keys Ctrl-D in ksh to exit the shell as it does in bash shell.

Not much familiar with key binding in ksh.


My comments are after the <!-- string below.

$ echo $0
$ exit    <--- I pressed Ctrl-D here, 'exit' string was placed and the shell exited

$> echo $0
$> Use `exit' to leave ksh  <!-- I pressed Ctrl-D here, Got this message and returned to the ksh prompt
$> echo $0
$> cat >> somefile
Some text
$>   <!-- I pressed Ctrl-D here. So this key combination is taken as eof char for file, but not for exit.

So, it's needs Ctrl-D to be mapped to exit the shell? How do I do that?

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If you enter ^D after some characters, it isn't heeded as "end of file". It must go on a line on its own. –  vonbrand Feb 8 '13 at 14:03
Ctrl+D should work in the same way in bash and ksh. What different behavior do you observe? –  Gilles Feb 8 '13 at 22:42
@vonbrand Please see my update. –  mtk Feb 12 '13 at 8:41
It works the same. Just that bash writes exit when exiting, ksh doesn't. –  vonbrand Feb 12 '13 at 12:00
@vonbrand No, it isn't exiting the ksh. That's what I showed. Please check. I am still on ksh shell. It has not exitted. –  mtk Feb 12 '13 at 12:08

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You want the stty command: see how ^D is mapped with stty -a. You can change that to something else with stty eof char: Remove the "eof" setting with stty eof undef

Untested: you want to read about the trap command in the ksh man page. It might be sufficient for you to set up a handler for the EXIT signal.

# warning: completely untested
exit_handler() { echo "exit"; exit; }
trap exit_handler EXIT
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To remove a terminal binding, use ^- or undef as the key, e.g. stty eof under. This is specified in POSIX. –  Gilles Feb 8 '13 at 22:41
Ah, thanks Gilles. –  glenn jackman Feb 8 '13 at 23:43
@glenn Please see my update. –  mtk Feb 12 '13 at 8:43

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