Subject: Re: ^W killed my line
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/29/2000 23:25:31
In article <>,
Greg A. Woods <> wrote:
>[ On Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at 15:57:22 (+0000), Julian Coleman wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: ^W killed my line
>> > editline should be fixed to honour stty settings. I'll try to do
>> > something with this in a few days.
>> Thanks.
>Ah, no, it should not be fixed, especially not for "emacs" mode....
>> Thought - what to do about the basic incompatabilities between stty settings
>> and readline shortcuts?  For example, if I set stty werase ^A and use sh -E,
>> what will happen when I press ^A?  I suppose that the readline shortcuts
>> should take precedence.
>Exactly -- the application key bindings must take precedence.  Perhaps
>it might make sense to allow stty settings to be the default in "vi"
>mode, but it definitely does not make sense to do in "emacs" mode.

I suggest that the change then should be to have people put their
preferences in a file as described in editrc(5).