Bug 2736 - meta key doesn't get converted in bash under Xterm
meta key doesn't get converted in bash under Xterm
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2738
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-11 12:21 EDT by thoth
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-15 16:31:59 EDT
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Description thoth 1999-05-11 12:21:37 EDT
After upgrading from 5.2 to 6.0 I encountered this very
annoying problem.  At console, Alt-b is backward word.  In
an Xterm, it inserts itself.  Creating a .inputrc containing

set convert-meta On

does not cause subsequent xterms to behave properly.  nxterm
exhibits the same problem.  ESC-b behaves properly in all
settings.

 frop:11 $ echo $SHELL
/bin/bash
 frop:12 $ echo $BASH_VERSION
1.14.7(1)
 frop:13 $ rpm -q bash
bash-1.14.7-16
 frop:16 $ rpm -q -f /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm
XFree86-3.3.3.1-49
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 16:31:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2738 ***

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