[oclug] terminal weirdness
rbrockway at opentrend.net
Fri Feb 11 00:50:30 EST 2005
On Thu, 10 Feb 2005, Jon Earle wrote:
> The weird thing is the history behaviour... it's almost acting like it's
> been ross-bred with vi or something. If I want the history, I have to hit
Gnu Readline, the library used to provide the cool command history feature
in bash has 2 modes: emacs and vi. The default is emacs so it is
surprising you are seeing this problem (which is indicative of being in vi
At your shell prompt type this to move back to emacs mode:
set -o emacs
You may want to put this in ~/.bashrc. It is also worth trying to track
down why the shell is coming up in a non standard mode. It may be
something in /etc/profile or your existing rc files.
Robert Brockway B.Sc.
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