Bug 43422 - mail will not accept second ctrl-c when prompted to (interupt -- one more to kill letter)
Summary: mail will not accept second ctrl-c when prompted to (interupt -- one more to ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mailx
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Florian La Roche
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-04 19:50 UTC by cpapadop
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-13 10:51:51 UTC

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Description cpapadop 2001-06-04 19:50:15 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)

Description of problem:
We have patched mailx to mailx-8.1.1-16, when you are in the middle of composing a message
and you hit ctrl-c to abort the message you get the following:

        (Interrupt -- one more to kill letter)

and then you hit ctrl-c again and nothing happens.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a mail with
               % mail <email address>
2. Give a subject line
3. Type some text
4. Hit ctrl-c to abort the message

and you see the following:

        (Interrupt -- one more to kill letter)

You hit another ctrl-c and nothing happens, it should abort your message but
it does not.


Actual Results:  Nothing happened when I hit ctrl-c but it should have aborted my mail
message with a message saying so.

Expected Results:  It should have aborted the message instead of doing nothing.

Additional info:

A work around is to use ~q to abort mail works instead, but I am not sure
of the differences.

Comment 1 Jonathan Peatfield 2001-12-24 03:13:12 UTC
Simply building the RH72 version of mailx on RH62 seems to fix this for me.
(I'm guessing that it was fixed in the signal handler cleanup hinted at in the

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