Subject: bin/5804: ftp has annoying word kill habits
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Eric S. Hvozda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/19/1998 22:55:19
>Synopsis: ftp does the "wrong" thing with word kill
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Sun Jul 19 20:05:00 1998
>Originator: Eric S. Hvozda
Userland Weenies R Us
System: NetBSD gate.ack.org 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (GATE) #0: Tue Jul 14 18:12:02 PDT 1998 email@example.com:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GATE 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 ftp.netbsd.org'). 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.