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Bug 596761 - Ctrl-\ causes guestfish to abort
Summary: Ctrl-\ causes guestfish to abort
Alias: None
Product: Virtualization Tools
Classification: Community
Component: libguestfs
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Richard W.M. Jones
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-27 13:20 UTC by Matthew Booth
Modified: 2012-01-04 12:48 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-01-04 12:48:05 UTC

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Description Matthew Booth 2010-05-27 13:20:23 UTC
Description of problem:
If the user types Ctrl-\ at the guestfish prompt, guestfish will immediately abort:

Welcome to guestfish, the libguestfs filesystem interactive shell for
editing virtual machine filesystems.

Type: 'help' for help with commands
      'quit' to quit the shell

><fs> sh: line 1: 21525 Quit                    guestfish $a

While this key combination is apparently intended to cause the process which currently has control of the terminal to abort, this is surprising behaviour in an interactive shell. I suggest it should be ignored.

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Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2011-07-12 09:29:11 UTC
Reassigning to upstream.

Comment 2 Wanlong Gao 2011-12-28 10:04:28 UTC
sent patch to upstream:

Comment 4 Richard W.M. Jones 2012-01-04 12:48:05 UTC
Applied, let's close this, thanks.

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