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Re: [Bug-readline] (arg: x) prompt shifts the line

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] (arg: x) prompt shifts the line
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 09:42:56 -0400
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On 9/30/18 3:19 AM, Richard Todd wrote:
> Especially when using vi-mode, I use numeric arguments a lot, and it's
> jarring to see the line I'm trying to work on shift around as I type:
>     /usr/local/bin $ line I'm working on
>     (arg: 1) line I'm working on
>     (arg: 10) line I'm working on
>     /usr/local/bin $ line I'm working on
> If I type something like '10l' really fast, the line jumping arround 
> just looks wrong.
> Maybe a silent setting for vi-mode is would be my favorite, but I thought 
> I'd throw this out in case it was interesting.  

I am leaning towards adding a silent count mode for vi-mode in the next
release (post-8.0) of bash/readline, controlled by an option. I think it's
too late for this cycle, and it's decidedly not backwards-compatible
enough to be added as the default.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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