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Re: read -e bug


From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: read -e bug
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 16:00:37 +0300

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM, Chris F.A. Johnson <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Thu, 28 May 2009, Chet Ramey wrote:
>
>> >
>> > This is nothing new; it happens in all versions of bash:
>> >
>> > printf "Enter something: "
>> > read -e whatever
>> >
>> > Press a key, then cursor left (or ^A); the cursor moves to the
>> > beginning of the line, over "E" instead of over the character just
>> > entered.
>>
>> This isn't a bug; that's where readline thinks the cursor is.
>
>   Why would it think that? It's wrong.
>
>>  If you want to use a prompt, use `read -p'.
>
>   I like to write portable scripts; read -p is not portable.

well, read -e is not more portable than read -p afaict

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>   Chris F.A. Johnson, webmaster         <http://woodbine-gerrard.com>
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>   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)
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