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Re: Terminal messed up after exiting bash


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Terminal messed up after exiting bash
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:04:21 -0400
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On 9/8/14, 4:17 AM, Jan Rome wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I'd like to report an obscure bug I came across in pfsense which runs on
> top of FreeBSD.
> 
> If I run a bash script in which I have
> 
> read -r -n1 -p "prompt: "
> 
> and instead of providing input, i ctrl-c the script,
> 
> the ash shell doesn't recover the terminal properly; backspace echos ^? and
> the only way to delete characters is to hold shift and press backspace.
> Also,  if I use the -s switch for the read command in the bash script, the
> problem gets even worse with the cursor not moving anymore as I type and
> the text I type not being visible at all.

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in the next release of bash.

Chet
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