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Re: Writing to bash's tty too fast: workarounds?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Writing to bash's tty too fast: workarounds?
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:31:40 -0400
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On 4/10/12 1:22 PM, George Nachman wrote:
> Thanks for getting back to me, Chet. The theory about the kernel's handling
> of a full input queue seems likely. In the case of bash + readline, would
> it be feasible to avoid readline changing the terminal settings while
> reading a here document? Seems like the only remedy if the kernel is
> misbehaving in this case.

But how would bash or readline know whether or not the user intends to
enter here-document lines individually, or cut and paste a large amount
of data?  Only the user knows that for certain, and there is already a
workaround available to him.


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