Bug 55102 - Forced emacs mode
Summary: Forced emacs mode
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: zsh   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-10-25 16:17 UTC by Nadav Har'El
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-25 16:17:25 UTC
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Description Nadav Har'El 2001-10-25 16:17:20 UTC
You put in /etc/zshrc the line
           bindkey -e

Which forces emacs mode. Why? The default zsh behavior already defaults to
emacs, unless the user uses either bindkey -v or sets EDITOR or VISUAL to
vi (or vi's full pathname). But because of that line you put in /etc/zshrc,
setting VISUAL in .zprofile no longer works as explained in the manual (and
as it used to), and now I'm forced to use "bindkey -v" in my own .zshrc.

I think that this arms-race is not very useful, and it is better if
Redhat's configuration don't try to enforce emacs mode...

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-26 16:04:28 UTC
Commented the line in 4.0.4-1 - as long as it's the default, there's no reason
to set it explicitly. It's just been there for a long time.

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