Re: 8-bit chars in Solaris 2 SUMMARY

From: Ole Holm Nielsen (
Date: Tue Jun 01 1993 - 07:31:12 CDT

In article, guy@Auspex.COM (Guy Harris) writes:
>>stty -istrip
>>which seems to do the magic thing. Other stty options suggested have
>>been -parenb and cs8. I modified the .cshrc to use all three of them
>To quote the SunOS 4.x "stty" manual page on "pass8":
> pass8 Disable parenb and istrip, and set cs8.
>Survey says....

While the above comment is OK, beware that "pass8" seems to be a
Sun-specific feature. We need portable .cshrc files and use
"stty cs8 -istrip -parenb" on SunOS, HP-UX and AIX.

Trying "stty pass8" on non-Suns you'll get:

AIX-3.2.3: stty-posix: unknown mode: pass8
HP-UX 9.01: unknown mode: pass8

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