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Re: echo ^C

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: echo ^C
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:23:00 -0500

> Within the bash-completion testsuite, we're trying to synchronize in
> between test cases using the string "^C", output by bash on receiving a
> This works fine for bash >= 4 (typing ^C is echoed as "^C"), but on
> bash-3 typing ^C is echoed as a newline.  Is there a setting to make
> bash-3 echo "^C" then typing ^C, just like bash-4?

That capability (readline echoing the key that generated a signal if the
ECHOCTL bit was set with stty) was not added until bash-4.0.  It's a
settable variable in bash-4.1, so you may not want to rely on it.


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

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