Working as Oracle DBA on HP-UX and Linux both I prefer Bash shell which is available on Linux compared to Korn shell which is default shell on HP-UX. It’s more convenient to work on Linux Bash using handy key combinations, etc. Unfortunately Bash is not installed on HP-UX by default and also not officially supported there – you will not get help from HP support if problems with it arise.
Nevertheless, I could find a way of improving environment settings on HP-UX to make the backspace and some other keys work similar to Linux and Bash shell. Read more »