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Bug 75888

Summary: Vi-mode repeat last command (the '.' command) doesn't work
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Paul Iadonisi <pri.rhl1>
Component: bashAssignee: Tim Waugh <twaugh>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Ben Levenson <benl>
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Version: 8.0   
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
URL: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bash/bash-2.05b-patches/bash205b-002
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Description Paul Iadonisi 2002-10-14 12:30:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
The dot command no longer works in bash-2.05b.  When editing a command in the
bash history, use of the dot command puts the readline library in  a strange
state where many vi bindings don't work as expected.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run the bash shell
2.Place the shell in vi-mode editing with the 'set -o vi' command
3.Type several commands to add to the history
4.Type <ESC>k and then use k to scroll back some commands
5.Use the insert command ('i') to insert some text into a previous command
6.Type <ESC>
7.Use 'l' to move forward within the command
8.Type '.' to repeat the previous insert

Actual Results:  A terminal beep is heard and then various commands such as
change-word (cw) no longer work

Expected Results:  Previous editing command should work

Additional info:

This bug has been patched by the GNU project.  Patch is a available at:
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2002-10-17 05:36:23 EDT
Patch applied in bash-2.05b-6.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2003-06-23 10:52:20 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.