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Re: C-s: forward-search-history and flow control double duty?


From: Sven Mascheck
Subject: Re: C-s: forward-search-history and flow control double duty?
Date: 25 Apr 2001 00:25:34 +0200
User-agent: tin/1.4.5-20010409 ("One More Nightmare") (UNIX) (SunOS/5.8 (sun4u))

Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> wrote:

> Let's say one does C-r <search string> C-r C-r C-r [...] If this was
> emacs I would just press C-s and get back to it,

yes, emacs in textmode actually disables "stty stop".

> but in my terminal windows [bash/icewm/mandrake] C-s is flow control, at
> least the way I found it on my system...

AFAIK it is so virtually everywhere (on unix).

> And let's say I think flow control is keen and also don't want to rebind
> my brain, therefore can we somehow make C-s be forward-search-history
> when typing to the shell,

(as it is already)

> and be flow control when doing "cat", "ls", etc.?

That needs (several) ioctl()s, before and after each command.
And others might prefer to keep different functions separately anyway.
So it's at most an option.

And what about bg jobs, being still connected to stdout/stderr?

Sven



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