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Re: Feature: where terminal reports mouse click to bash, support positio

From: Michael Rans
Subject: Re: Feature: where terminal reports mouse click to bash, support positioning the cursor accordingly
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:08:47 +0000 (UTC)

 I had a look for information on this. I found 
Also this question from stackexchange has a helpful answer:Any terminal shell 
with mouse support?

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Any terminal shell with mouse support?

Perhaps the method that works with zsh in the first answer could be copied? The 
code from the script gives some pointers: http://stchaz.free.fr/mouse.zsh
    On Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 08:11:14 GMT+13, Chet Ramey 
<chet.ramey@case.edu> wrote:  
 On 1/17/21 6:57 PM, mcarans--- via Bug reports for the GNU Bourne Again 
SHell wrote:
> Hi,
>  It would be great to be able to use the mouse to click to position the 
>cursor in bash. I raised this with the Gnome terminal emulator here and they 
>said "The cursor position is under the control of the application, not the 
>terminal emulator. vte supports reporting the mouse click to the application, 
>and the application can reposition the cursor accordingly."
> My request is that bash support the mouse information that terminal emulators 
> pass to it so that it is possible to click the mouse button to position the 
> cursor.

What information does the terminal emulator pass to the application to
indicate the desired position? How would readline translate that into a
series of readline commands that would position the cursor, filtering
out invalid requests, of course?

This would require a lot more detail and a better specification before I
would be able to do something with it.


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