"sh: no job control in this shell"

    I remember when I would get this error -- seemed like the kiss of death as far as trying to maneuver once I got a shell.  I'd flounder around, trying to figure out how to accomplish the task at hand but this issue would severely limit my ability.

    Somewhere along the way, I discovered the cause -- you don't have a TTY.   What do you do?

    First things first -- once you get your shell, hit the enter key a few times.  I don't know why but it seems like the first carriage return has garbage sitting behind it and hitting the enter key flushes that out.  

    Next, type the following:

    python -c 'import pty; pty.spawn("/bin/sh")'

    (pty = psuedo tty)

    As an added bonus, type this as well:

    export TERM=xterm

    Now you have a fully functional shell.  Life is grand.


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