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how to start in "overwrite-mode"

From: Jim Lawson
Subject: how to start in "overwrite-mode"
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:29:08 -0400
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Hi bug-bash,

I have a user we're trying to encourage to migrate from tcsh to bash,
who is used to his shell starting up in overwrite mode (as opposed to
the default Insert mode.)

Long story short, while I can easily bind a key to the "overwrite-mode"
readline function, I can't figure out how to make bind start up that way
as I can't find an "overwrite" readline variable which I can manipulate.
 And the user doesn't want to hit "Ins" every time he starts a shell.

Anyone know how to do this?

Jim Lawson
Systems Architecture & Administration
Enterprise Technology Services
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT USA

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