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I connect to Cisco Equipment via console cable and am currently trying to use ITerm2.

The problem is I cannot get the Control-A (Move to beginning of line) command to work. I've tried to add in the hex code ^a with 0x01 with no luck..

Funny thing is.. Control-A works as expected if I am in ITerm2 and:

  • Am browsing my local drive / directories
  • Connected to Cisco equipment via telnet or SSH

I only see Control-A NOT work if I'm connected via the console cable. The Control-E (Move to end), Control-U(Delete line) always work as expected though regardless if I'm connected via console or other remote access.

Anybody have any thoughts on what I can change to get this one function working.

I am running the below command when loading my cisco profile:

screen /dev/cu.usbserial-A9030WJK -f 9600,cs8,-parenb,-cstopb,-hupcl

USB to Ethernet cable, I am not using the usb -> serial adapter and I'm using a 13" MBA laptop El Cap.

  • Does it work with Terminal.app ? – user151019 Feb 11 '16 at 23:18
  • @Mark <ul> - Terminal Console Connect to Router: NO - Terminal ssh to Router: yes - Console connection to Router -> ssh to another router: no - SSH from OS X (using ITerm) to Router (Same physical devicde as above): yes – user2341085 Feb 18 '16 at 19:09
  • updated ITERM to 3.0.2.. now Control-A works as expected when SSH'd into a cisco router. – user2341085 Jun 24 '16 at 18:48
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updated ITERM to 3.0.2.. now Control-A works as expected when SSH'd into a cisco router. –

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