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Re: [Nano-devel] How to lock a terminal

From: Ángel González
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] How to lock a terminal
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:57:28 +0100

Benno Schulenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016, at 11:19, Bob Proulx wrote:
> > [...] this is the perfect case for job control.  No need for a
> > second terminal.  Here is an example.  Use Control-Z to stop the
> > foreground job.
> For that to work, it requires having 'set suspend' in your
> nanorc.  (Which I don't have, because it annoys me when nano
> drops into the background when I accidentally hit ^Z.)
> Luckily one can toggle suspendability on with M-Z, but...
> somehow that doesn't seem to work when nano is screenless.
> When I use nano with --ignorercfiles, M-Z does work.
> Maybe the colors do something strange with the pipe?
> And when I use LANGUAGE=en, it works too.  Ha!
> Esperanto pisses off the pipe, too.  :)
> Benno

M-Z Ctrl-Z works for me with that testcase. While Ctrl-Z is a generic
solution, I don't think it is reasonable an expectation of M-Z to
enable it, as it is really domain-specific.

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