Subject: bin/5804: ftp has annoying word kill habits
To: None <>
From: Eric S. Hvozda <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/19/1998 22:55:19
>Number:         5804
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       ftp does the "wrong" thing with word kill
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 19 20:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Eric S. Hvozda
	Userland Weenies R Us
>Release:        1.3.2
System: NetBSD 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (GATE) #0: Tue Jul 14 18:12:02 PDT 1998 i386

	If a user has /bin/csh as their shell and has word kill set
	to ^W, when using ftp(1), ^W actually does line kill.

	This is fairly annoying.
	create a user who has /bin/csh with their shell and
	set work kill via 'stty werase ^W'.  Now ftp to any site
	('ftp -a').  Enter several garbage words on
	the line inside of ftp and try to erase oen or more with ^W
	and watch the whole line disappear just as if you hit ^U.
	Unknown; however ftp did not always behave this way; before ftp
	got "fat" (ie with all it's features such as -a and EST to
	completion), this problem did not exist.