Bug 170719 - ksh loss of function - does not support vi-esccomplete option
ksh loss of function - does not support vi-esccomplete option
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ksh (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2005-10-13 20:43 EDT by Larry Sturtz
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Larry Sturtz 2005-10-13 20:43:38 EDT
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Description of problem:
Users cannot use ESC-ESC for completion.  The vi-esccomplete was supported in
pdksh but is not supported in the "real" ksh.  This action was the default on
many commercial Unix ksh, including HP.  This is a very big loss of usability
and a great inconvenience for users.  Profiles copied from FC3 show this error.

Why was pdksh replaced by ksh anyway?  ksh is not an improvement, it is a
perceived solution to a non-existent problem.  

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. set -o vi-esccomplete

Actual Results:  bad option

Expected Results:  ESC-ESC should do command/filename completion

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Worked around problem by installing FC3 pdksh.
Comment 1 Larry Sturtz 2006-04-01 10:05:52 EST
Geez!  Is this just being ignored in the Bugzilla Black Hole???????

If this bug makes it to RHEL I'll be looking elsewhere.  Many HP-UX users are
accustomed to esc-esc.  Please bring back this functionality.

Comment 2 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-02 09:43:21 EDT
You need to report this problem upstream at
http://public.research.att.com/~gsf/download/ at the 'feedback' link.
This isn't something that we will address with an patch as this needs to be
decided by the Korn-Shell maintainer
Comment 3 Larry Sturtz 2006-05-21 12:53:17 EDT
Karsten, This is a total BS answer.

Upstream did not change anything--Fedora did!
Comment 4 Karsten Hopp 2006-05-22 04:50:58 EDT
No we didn't. Grab the sources from http://www.kornshell.com/, compile it without
any patches and check if ESC-ESC works. I'm quite sure it won't. 
According to ksh documentation ESC-ESC works only in emacs and gemacs mode.
Vi-mode has only ^I. We didn't patch this feature out. 
Comment 5 Larry Sturtz 2006-05-24 07:07:44 EDT
Ah, yes, you did.  The pdksh package was replaced with ksh.  Thus, the loss of
functionality.  I didn't say you patched it out, but the results are the same. 
Check any release prior to FC4.  Guess you didn't even read my initial comment.

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