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Re: Command Line Editting in VI mode
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: zzapper <david at tvis dot co dot uk>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:54:37 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: Command Line Editting in VI mode
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, zzapper wrote:
> I like to use VI as a Command Line Editor. I have to click "ESC" to
> enter this mode. I'm not always sure if I've already clicked ESC; is
> there any way of defaulting to Vi mode? Or any other advice?
The readline info file says:
When you enter a line in `vi' mode, you are already placed in
`insertion' mode, as if you had typed an `i'. Pressing <ESC> switches
you into `command' mode, where you can edit the text of the line with
the standard `vi' movement keys, move to previous history lines with
`k' and subsequent lines with `j', and so forth.
For a moment I thought there would be a way of adding a callback for
something like line-edit-start, but I couldn't find it, so I guess you're
stuck with insert mode... Sorry.
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