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Re: What exactly does "read -e" do? bind weirdnesses

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: What exactly does "read -e" do? bind weirdnesses
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:58:44 -0400

> You are correct, here is no problem in bash-4.0 alpha. My apologies.
> An error message when bind is used and line editing is not enabled would
> help.
> Alas, I suspect many will not try to use bind but still use "read" or
> perhaps a set +o emacs and subsequently expecting some of default key
> bindings which no longer are in effect. I threw in the bind command just to
> try to help me see what was going on.

Bash will call the appropriate readline initialization hooks in the `read'
and `set' builtin code paths.  It's just the bind invocation that will fail
if line editing isn't active.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/

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