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Re: bash, no slash

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash, no slash
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 12:14:12 -0500
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address@hidden wrote:
> hi all,
> I'm having a strange problem with my bash setup. I'm using bash 3.2.0
> on ubuntu.
> Basically, I can't type a slash ('/') any way I try.
> If I hit the slash key - nothing. Numeric keypad - nothing. I remapped
> the keyboard to assign that character to another key - it turns to a
> dead key.
> If, from within bash, I run any other shell, the slash key works
> properly.
> This is an old install of ubuntu. I remember at first having problems
> getting autocomplete to work and fiddling into some files. I don't
> recall exactly what I had to do, but It's the only thing I did that
> could have caused this problem.
> However, I think I've undone pretty much everything I did.
> any hints on what configuration file could be involved in this
> problem? I think I've run ot of ideas...

I'm almost positive that you've remapped / to another character (or a
command that has no discernible effect) in readline.  Look at your
readline startup files.  You can see your current key bindings with
`bind -p' from the bash prompt.


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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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