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Re: [Bug-readline] Disable the "modify history with arrow keys" feature

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] Disable the "modify history with arrow keys" feature
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 09:54:29 -0500
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On 1/30/19 10:34 PM, 林自均 wrote:
> Hi Chet,
> Sorry. I realized that I didn't understand what "revert-all-at-newline" is
> doing. I checked the manual, it says:
>        revert-all-at-newline (Off)
>               If set to On, readline will undo all changes to history lines
>               before returning when accept-line is executed.  By default,
>               history lines may be modified and retain individual undo lists
>               across calls to readline.
> According to the description, I set it to "On" and tried the following
> steps in bash:
> 1. Type "echo 5566" and hit "enter"
> 2. Hit "up" to navigate to the history "echo 5566"
> 3. Change it to "echo 7788" and DON'T hit "enter"
> 4. Hit "down" to navigate to an empty place
> 5. Type "ls" and hit "enter"
> 6. Type "history | tail -n 3" and hit "enter"
> After that, I expected that I can see the history "echo 5566" in the last
> command since it should be reverted. However, I still see "echo 7788" in
> the results:
>     $ history | tail -n 3
>       501* echo 7788
>       502  ls
>       503  history | tail -n 3
> What did I miss? Thank you.

It's hard to say. When I try this, I get 'echo 5566' as expected. I suspect
something about how you set revert-all-at-newline, since the `echo 7788'
line has a `*' preceding it, indicating that it's still got an active undo

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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