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Re: not necessarily putting the cursor at end of line


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: not necessarily putting the cursor at end of line
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 08:31:58 -0500

> So did that wishlist item for allowing the user to have control where
> the cursor ends up upon ^P, not just always the end of the line, ever
> get implemented?  It would be handy if wanting to type e.g.,
> $ a a a a a a a
> $ a b a a a a a
> $ a c a a a a a

This is from the release notes for bash-2.05a, which was released over
three years ago:

2.  New Features in Readline
        [...]
f.  New bindable variable `history-preserve-point'.  If set, the history
    code attempts to place the user at the same location on each history
    line retrived with previous-history or next-history.

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