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Re: Bash-5.1-rc1 available

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: Bash-5.1-rc1 available
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:44:23 -0600

Chet Ramey wrote:
> This release fixes several outstanding bugs in bash-5.0 and introduces
> several new features.

An unlisted change (I couldn't locate it in the changes) is that
'reverse-search-history (C-r)' now highlights the search pattern.  Is
that because it is the search pattern or because it now sets the region?

    'reverse-search-history (C-r)'
         Search backward starting at the current line and moving 'up'
         through the history as necessary.  This is an incremental search.
         This command sets the region to the matched text and activates the

> f. New active mark and face feature: when enabled, it will highlight the text
>    inserted by a bracketed paste (the `active region') and the text found by
>    incremental and non-incremental history searches.

I find the reverse video highlight to be very difficult to read.  For
me it is extreme eye strain.  Is there a way to disable the reverse
video?  For both the paste text and the search text?

This is so bad for me that for the moment I had to revert to the
previous version of bash to avoid it.  (Note that disabling bracketed
paste mode avoids it for the paste but doesn't address the reverse
video of search.)


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