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Re: stty settings override ~/.inputrc?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: stty settings override ~/.inputrc?
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2005 12:20:52 -0400
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Paul Jarc wrote:
> Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
>>Readline, beginning with version 5.0, reads the stty special character
>>settings and binds them to their readline equivalents each time
>>readline() is called.  It reads ~/.inputrc once per `program'.
> Suggestion: when reading .inputrc, update the stty settings to match
> as closely as possible, so that re-reading the same stty settings for
> the next command won't change anything.  That way, .inputrc wins
> (persistently) over the original stty settings, but later changes to
> stty settings still win over .inputrc.

Readline should never change the user's persistent terminal settings
without his knowledge.  Users have a right to expect that changes will
only be made by them calling `stty' or one of its siblings.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/

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