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Re: In a script, when you kill a process, you get a terminal style messa

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: In a script, when you kill a process, you get a terminal style message...
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:47:36 -0500
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On 1/21/18 12:23 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> 3) Using Escape v to edit a command line in vi mode works, but leaves the
> keyboard in a funny state.  Specifically, it leaves you at the next bash 
> prompt, but
> in "vi mode" - i.e, hitting k displays the previous line in the history 
> rather than
> entering a 'k'.  The user effect is that the keyboard appears to be "stuck" 
> until you
> hit ^C to reset things.

It just doesn't change the editing mode. If you were in command mode and
used `v' to edit and execute the command, you're still in command mode when
the edited file completes. You don't have to ^C; you can just use `i' to
enter insert mode like usual.

The Posix description of this editing command doesn't explicitly state that
the command leaves you in insert mode, but I agree that it probably makes
more sense to force readline into insert mode at this point. I'll look at

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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