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Re: Ctrl-L does nothing


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Ctrl-L does nothing
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 21:23:47 -0400
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On 10/27/10 8:09 AM, address@hidden wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: i686
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i686' 
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i686-pc-linux-gnu' 
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/local/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' 
> -DSHELL -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib   -g -O2
> uname output: Linux chorion 2.6.26-2-vserver-686 #1 SMP Thu Sep 16 23:09:48 
> UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>         From a fresh installed Debian Lenny, and a CentOS 5 in a 
> Linux-Vserver, I've downloaded and compiled bash 4.0, and Ctrl-L does 
> nothing, but going to a new prompt line as a single Enter 
> would.
>       usually Ctrl-L clear the screen.
> 
> Repeat-By:
>       Ctrl-L

Make sure that C-l is bound to clear-screen (bind -p | grep clear) and make
sure the terminal you're using has the `cl' termcap capability.  All the
clear-screen command does is send whatever string the `cl' capability is
bound to to the display.

Chet


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