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Re: [Bug-readline] Readline starts vi editting mode in insert mode

From: J Alan Brogan
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Readline starts vi editting mode in insert mode
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:34:59 +0100
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Understand your reasoning perfectly.

Thanks for the extra starting point. If I get anything working I'll put in on GitHub.


On 13/10/14 14:14, Chet Ramey wrote:
On 10/10/14, 11:17 AM, J Alan Brogan wrote:
Whereas vi and vim both start in "Normal" mode.
The most important thing is that readline exists so people can enter
command lines.

Users expect to be able to immediately enter a command at a shell prompt.
I don't think that varying that much from user expectations is useful.
If you want to start in command mode, you can always type ESC as the first

If you want to play around with it, you might start looking at
rl_set_keymap_from_edit_mode() as well as the line in readline.c you
identified, but this is not a candidate for inclusion in readline.



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