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Re: Promoting rxvt (non-X11)
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 07:49:01 -0700
- Subject: Re: Promoting rxvt (non-X11)
I don't know much about readline, but Vi (and Vim) themselves don't respond
to an escape immediately (as a command terminator or cancellation or a mode
terminator). Rather, those applications require a timeout before taking the
action associated with a single excape. Only if no other characters arrive
before that timeout is the escape seen as an isolated input character. That
way sequences that begin with escape are not incompatible with Vi's and
Vim's use of a single escape to terminate or cancel a command or a mode.
Whether this applies to readline or not I don't know, but it does seem like
an obvious oversight if it doesn't work this way.
Mountain View, CA USA
At 00:34 2002-09-24, Thomas Mellman wrote:
> I also have a file in my home directory called .inputrc which
> is used to configure the key used by bash, ftp, and some other
> programs, I use the following entries (literal text) which mean
> I can use the delete key as well as the backspace key, and other
> keys, try it and see
Am I correct in assuming you use the emacs-mode, not the vi-mode, of bash?
I'd love to use .inputrc, but it seems that it's basically incompatible with
vi-mode, because "escape-sequences" all begin with escape, and in
vi-mode, the escape key switches to command mode.
Somebody please tell me I'm wrong, and I've just always configured it wrong.
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