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Re: bash/readline spinout in vi command mode

Jeremy Bopp:
>> When you say spin out, do you mean it's fully loading a core? That
>> would obviously be a bug, but I don't see that. For me, both with
>> ESC-; and Shift-F12 it's just sitting there waiting for more input,
>> which to me looks like normal operation because I do know that the
>> escape character at the start of both of those takes vi into command
>> mode and I've got no idea what either ';' or '[24;2~' might mean in
>> command mode. In both cases, pressing Enter a couple of time produces
>> a new prompt.
> Yes, it fully loads a core. ÂWhat's strange is that if I hit ESC-F
> before the first time I hit ESC-; in a new shell session the problem is
> avoided. ÂFrom what I read at, the
> key binding for both F and ; in command mode should be vi-char-search,
> so I'm not sure what the difference is between the two bindings.
> I get the same behavior under a Windows terminal running bash as well.
> I repeated all the tests both with and without my .inputrc file, minimal
> as it is, and got the same results every time.
> On a whim I also tried this in irb, which is the only other program I
> frequently use which I know uses libreadline, but I could not reproduce
> the problem.
> If there is any other information I can provide, let me know what it is.
> ÂMy system is a fairly vanilla XP installation which I updated to the
> latest packages earlier today.

Spinning on a 32-bit XP here as well, whereas it didn't on a 64-bit Win7.


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