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Bug 6084 - bash "set -o vi" command-line editing doesn't work
Summary: bash "set -o vi" command-line editing doesn't work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
: 6510 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-19 14:58 UTC by bjn
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-01 20:27:13 UTC

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Description bjn 1999-10-19 14:58:36 UTC
I use RedHat 5.2 and 6.1; the bash packages are the same
version but different build numbers.  I have compared the
"set -o" output on both systems, and they're identical; they
include "vi on" to enable vi command-line editing mode.

However, pressing escape plus any key just beeps under 6.1,
both from the console and from a terminal in X; this mode
doesn't appear to work at all in this version.  Please
advise if there's a work-around or source patch, and I'll
rebuild from the SRPM.

Thank you!

Comment 1 depub1 1999-11-03 19:25:59 UTC
set -o vi works if manually typed in AND NOT in .bashrc
If in .bashrc (like everyone does) it wont respond to set -o vi
manually nor will it take the setting from the rc

------- Email From  "Brent J. Nordquist" <> 12/08/99 14:50 -------
Attached to Bug # 6084.

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-01 20:27:59 UTC
*** Bug 6510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***alternatively, take out the meta stuff from /etc/inputrc

set -o vi and meta input conflict in bash 1.14.7

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