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Re: What exactly does "read -e" do? bind weirdnesses

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: What exactly does "read -e" do? bind weirdnesses
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:36:57 -0400
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Rocky Bernstein wrote:
> Many thanks for the explanation. I've just updated bashdb CVS to add an
> edit style (emacs/vi) and which will give more complete readline
> handling in entering debugger commands.
> There still is some weirdness in how history retrieval works, but I need
> to isolate what's going on there.
> And it looks like in bash 4.0 alpha there is a problem regaring this
> particular case.

Actually, I tested in bash-4.0 and got the right results before I tried
bash-3.2.  What are you seeing?

> It would be really great to note somewhere in the "bind" and "read"
> builtin sections (if not also under "set' and "emacs and 'vi"  that
> there is some interaction between these settings and how the bind and
> read builtins work. If you want me to suggest some text, I'd be happy to.

The thing that would probably have done the most good is an error message:
(bind: line editing not enabled).

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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