Bug 6084

Summary: bash "set -o vi" command-line editing doesn't work
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: bjn
Component: bashAssignee: Cristian Gafton <gafton>
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Version: 6.1CC: depub1, tdthomas
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Description bjn 1999-10-19 14:58:36 UTC
I use RedHat 5.2 and 6.1; the bash packages are the same
version but different build numbers.  I have compared the
"set -o" output on both systems, and they're identical; they
include "vi on" to enable vi command-line editing mode.

However, pressing escape plus any key just beeps under 6.1,
both from the console and from a terminal in X; this mode
doesn't appear to work at all in this version.  Please
advise if there's a work-around or source patch, and I'll
rebuild from the SRPM.

Thank you!

Comment 1 depub1 1999-11-03 19:25:59 UTC
set -o vi works if manually typed in AND NOT in .bashrc
If in .bashrc (like everyone does) it wont respond to set -o vi
manually nor will it take the setting from the rc

------- Email From  "Brent J. Nordquist" <bjn@visi.com> 12/08/99 14:50 -------
Attached to Bug # 6084.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-01 20:27:59 UTC
*** Bug 6510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***alternatively, take out the meta stuff from /etc/inputrc

set -o vi and meta input conflict in bash 1.14.7