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Re: shell-forward-word and shell-backward-word not symmetric


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: shell-forward-word and shell-backward-word not symmetric
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 2010 16:15:35 -0400
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On 10/31/10 8:08 AM, Daniel Colascione wrote:
> Consider the string "word1 word2 word3 word4 word5" with point just
> before "word3". In bash-4.1, shell-backword-word moves point to the
> beginning of the string, but shell-forward-word just advances to the end
> of word4. The two functions really should be symmetric --- either both
> should break out of quoted strings, or neither should.

Thanks for the report.  This will be fixed in bash-4.2.

> The latter
> behavior is probably better, and it's more consistent with Emacs.

If you want the latter behavior, why use shell-forward-word?  Just stick
with forward-word and you'll get the emacs behavior.

Chet

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