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bug#2148: Re: In shell mode, comint-send-input seems to cut off at 254 c
bug#2148: Re: In shell mode, comint-send-input seems to cut off at 254 characters
Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:48:39 -0400
> [in shell mode]
> /bin/tcsh -f
> set filec
> echo [very long line]
> I get the strange behaviour I described before.
> So, in /bin/tcsh, one of the things that 'set filec' turns on is to use
> control-D to show a list of what matches the prefix of the immediately
> preceding word.
> It appears that 'send_process(proc, buf, len, object)' in process.c will
> determine that it should send a maximum of 254 characters and will send
> '\004' at each 254 character interval.
> It still seems strange to me that emacs would have this behaviour. Is
> that really how it should be done? I wouldn't think that I would be the
> only user who would be using /bin/tcsh with 'set filec'.
The ^D is sent in process.c:5781. If we are splitting a string into
chunks for sending to the process, Emacs puts in an EOF (C-d) to "force
I can't think of any fix, off the top of my head. Stefan, can you? If
not, we could simply document this limitation in PROBLEMS.
- bug#2148: Re: In shell mode, comint-send-input seems to cut off at 254 characters,
Chong Yidong <=