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Re: Verbatim pasting

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: Verbatim pasting
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:34:14 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Andre Majorel <address@hidden> writes:

> Binding printable ASCII characters to readline functions is
> convenient but it can bite you when you paste text into a shell.

This also bites me from time to time when I cut-and-paste a
command from an editor window into a bash terminal window.  If
the line that I cut-and-paste happens to begin with a tab
character, then I get a message
    Display all 3110 possibilities? (y or n)
and readline continues to interpret the rest of the line, so if
the line contains 'y' or a space before the first 'n' I get at
least one screenful of completions.

It's mildly annoying.
"Sanity is not statistical."
--George Orwell

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