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Re: cmdline.c: ESC at any time exits: only mentioned once

From: Vesa Jääskeläinen
Subject: Re: cmdline.c: ESC at any time exits: only mentioned once
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 22:11:42 +0200
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20081209)

address@hidden wrote:
> Gentlemen, there is a serious usability problem with cmdline.c.
> At the very start the user sees the message made by
>   grub_printf ("\
>  [ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB\n\
>    lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible\n\
>    device/file completions.%s ]\n\n",
>              nested ? " ESC at any time exits." : "");

This is kinda problem for translations anyway. So it would be preferable
to have static text there...

What is the overall gain for having nested to control output of that text?

> The problem is, just let him type "help" just once...
> The note about "ESC at any time exits" is now gone from the screen.
> He now faces a list of the help commands, with NO "exit" or "quit"
> choices.

Now the question is, should we provide an exit command? Bash basically
supports that so it could be a good idea.

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