Will> i tried % bash $ vi and then '^Z', and still get nothing but a Will> screen-flash (as if doing a quick redraw). That's not good enough, it has to be your login shell. See Stevens, A.P.U.E. pp. 246 and forward, why it makes a difference. -- Ian Zimmerman, Oakland, California, U.S.A. In his own soul a man bears the source from which he draws all his sorrows and his joys. Sophocles.