Bug 106876 - toggle-case (~ aka tilde) doesn't work in bash's vi-mode
toggle-case (~ aka tilde) doesn't work in bash's vi-mode
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-10-12 17:19 EDT by C.Laurence Gonsalves
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:58 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-28 09:13:38 EST
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Description C.Laurence Gonsalves 2003-10-12 17:19:37 EDT
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Description of problem:
The ~ key should toggle the case of characters in vi-mode. In Redhat 9 it seems
to also inject a number of garbage characters into the command line as well.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. add the following to .bash_profile

     unset INPUTRC

2. log in again

3. run bash

4. execute the command

   set -o vi

5. at the prompt, enter:


6. hit ESC

7. hit LEFT twice

8. hit ~ (tilde)

Actual Results:

command line changes to:


if I hit 'v' at this point (to edit the command line in vi) I see:


(that's "abC", y with an umlaut, "^RB^H", degree symbol, "^Q^H,de", in case this
web form can't digest the above. ^X == control-X)

so it isn't just a display problem. bash has actually mangled
the command line.

Expected Results:

character under cursor should toggle case, so the command line
should change to:


Additional info:

This problem didn't exist in RedHat 6.2 or 7.3 with either bash or bash2.
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-10-28 09:13:38 EST
Should be fixed in bash-2.05b-31, shortly to appear in rawhide.
Comment 2 C.Laurence Gonsalves 2004-01-05 23:46:49 EST
Where can I get an RPM of the above?

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