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Bug 2736 - meta key doesn't get converted in bash under Xterm
Summary: meta key doesn't get converted in bash under Xterm
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2738
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-11 16:21 UTC by thoth
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-05-15 20:31:59 UTC

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Description thoth 1999-05-11 16:21:37 UTC
After upgrading from 5.2 to 6.0 I encountered this very
annoying problem.  At console, Alt-b is backward word.  In
an Xterm, it inserts itself.  Creating a .inputrc containing

set convert-meta On

does not cause subsequent xterms to behave properly.  nxterm
exhibits the same problem.  ESC-b behaves properly in all

 frop:11 $ echo $SHELL
 frop:12 $ echo $BASH_VERSION
 frop:13 $ rpm -q bash
 frop:16 $ rpm -q -f /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-15 20:31:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2738 ***

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