Bug 89745 - bash - readline - vi mode starts in input mode not command mode
bash - readline - vi mode starts in input mode not command mode
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-27 10:30 EDT by Peter Scott
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-05-07 12:30:27 EDT
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Description Peter Scott 2003-04-27 10:30:16 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.3) Gecko/20030312

Description of problem:
When an old command is on the command line for the purpose of editing it, you
have to hit escape to put the editing into command mode before you can move to
the part you want to alter.  It wasn't so in any version of bash I have ever used.

It appears to be a bug rather than a configuration problem because copying the
bash binary from RH 7.3 (GNU bash, version 2.05a.0(1)-release
(i686-pc-linux-gnu)) cured it.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. hit arrow down
2. hit arrow up
3. hit w

Actual Results:  The w is inserted at the start of the old command.

Expected Results:  The cursor should move to the next word of the old command.

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I can't believe no one else has reported this and hope it isn't in RH 9.0
Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2003-05-07 12:30:27 EDT
Upstream maintainer says this is not a bug, but intentional: see

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