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Re: TAB is something you don't want to send thru *shell*

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: TAB is something you don't want to send thru *shell*
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 13:36:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090006 (Oort Gnus v0.06) Emacs/21.3.50 (ia64-suse-linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

|> address@hidden (Dan Jacobson) writes:
|> > What is the big problem with TAB in *shell* now (21.2)?
|> > No matter how you get a TAB into the command line, ^Q^I or paste, you
|> > are going to get the 329 etc. possibilities treatment:
|> I think this is because the pty emacs uses to communciate with the
|> shell process is kept in cooked mode, and so it's interpreting any
|> terminal control characters it gets in the input.

TAB is not a terminal control character.  It is interpreted by readline,
because bash does not know that there is already an editing interface
running on top of it.

|> It's a bug, though I'm not sure the right place to fix it offhand.

There should be a way to tell bash not to use its readline interface when
running in a shell buffer.


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