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C-r can't stand a C-l

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: C-r can't stand a C-l
Date: 26 Mar 2001 06:08:30 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.0808 (Gnus v5.8.8) Emacs/20.7

Type C-r cat C-r C-r C-r C-r ...
and you'll see all the instances of cat, normal.

But let's say somewhere along the way you want to neaten the screen
with C-l:

Type C-r cat C-r C-r C-l C-r C-r C-r C-r ...
You notice how it 'gets stuck' and doesn't show further cat instances.

This actually is a symptom of:

Dan> [My favorite bash bug still is ^R^R not being able to recall the last
Dan> search string.]

[when at a fresh prompt.]

Dan> GNU bash, version 2.04.12(1)-release (i586-mandrake-linux-gnu)
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