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Re: Regression in history search in VI mode?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Regression in history search in VI mode?
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 22:34:45 -0400
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Uwe Doering wrote:
> Hi there,
> I found what I think is a regression in Bash 3.2PL25 vs. 3.1PL17.  In VI
> mode, when I press ESC and '/' (or ESC and '?') in insert mode Bash is
> supposed to switch to command mode and enter the history search
> function.  This works well if there is a pause between ESC and the next
> key.  However, if I hit the keys in quick succession I get a beep
> instead of the expected '/' or '?' at the start of the history search
> input line.  When I enter '/' or '?' again at this point it does what I
> want.

How quickly?  Even when I press ESC and `/' as close to simultaneously
as possible, I can't reproduce this.  Has anyone else seen it?


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