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Re: [Bug-readline] cannot assign function to Control-W

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] cannot assign function to Control-W
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 23:18:18 -0400
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Ulli Horlacher wrote:
> This is GNU readline 5.2 on Ubuntu 8.04.2.
> Problem: I cannot assign a new function to Control-W in INPUTRC.
> With other Control-keys I have no problem.
> Example (contents of INPUTRC):
> Control-w: dump-functions
> Control-o: dump-functions
> Control-O then has the function dump-functions, but 
> Control-W still has the default-function unix-word-rubout!
> Even more irritating:
> When I type Control-X Control-R (function re-read-init-file), then
> Control-W has the new function dump-functions!
> When I assign a string in INPUTRC:
> Control-w: "TEST!"
> then this works. Only binding a function to Control-W fails - at last at
> normal startup.

The last time this came up, I wrote:

Beginning with bash-3.0, after a number of requests for the feature,
readline began "honoring" the terminal special characters by binding
them to their readline equivalents at startup.

In bash-3.1, this was made dependent on the value of the readline variable
`bind-tty-special-chars', which is on by default.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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