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Re: Ability to change cursor shape in vim mode

From: Sassan Haradji
Subject: Re: Ability to change cursor shape in vim mode
Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:48:05 +0330

Oh thanks, it worked in bash nicely, didn’t know these strings are 
configurable. Though I wonder why it’s not working in python, I have to follow 
that with python community.
> On Aban 25, 1395 AP, at 00:18, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 11/14/16 3:33 AM, Sassan Haradji wrote:
>> Hey,
>> While I found the new vim-mode indicator very useful, I was wondering if 
>> it’s possible to give the user the ability to change the cursor shape in 
>> different modes (maybe. Vim users are used to the cursor shapes used in vim 
>> (block and line shapes for normal and edit modes) so it’ll be way more 
>> convenient if it behaves like vim.
>> As many shells use readline, it’ll automatically improve the user experience 
>> for vim mode users in many shells (python shell for example.)
> Try doing this by putting the escape sequence to change the cursor shape
> into the value of one of the vi mode strings.  Be sure to bracket them
> with \1 and \2 so readline knows those characters don't take up any space.
> That will gauge how feasible this is.
> Chet
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> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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