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This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open This is an old article about SCO Unix and is only left here for historical purposes. There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

What can I do about function keys not working on SCO Unix?

A new "recon" command in Open Server 5.0.6 can help solve the problem of escape sequences (function keys, line drawing characters, etc.) getting messed up because of timing issues- what happens is that the application gets confused if the sequences don't arrive together. The "recon" command watches for escape sequence and buffers them until they are complete, then sends them along. See man recon+C

If that is not an option, a slower baud rate might help on the receiving end, or if it's transmissions to the server that aren't working, some terminals let you control the function key transmit rate. It may also be possible to make limited adjustments with termcap and termio by specifying padding sequences.

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