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Re: 'bind "\C-?": delete-char' does not work any more

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'bind "\C-?": delete-char' does not work any more
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2004 10:15:03 -0400

> Machine Type: sparc-sun-solaris2.7
> Bash Version: 3.0
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     With the new bash release the binding of some keys does
>     not work any more.
>       I want to bind the DEL key to the function "delete-char".
>       It is always bound to "backward-delete-char" and I can't change it.
>       With previous bash releases it works.

This is bash tracking the values of the stty terminal characters and binding
keys accordingly.  (I was mistaken in an earlier post -- though the code to
do this has been in readline for quite a while, it was only enabled in

I will probably make this a settable option in the next release.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet )
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.cwru.edu/~chet/

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