Subject: Re: bin/5804: ftp has annoying word kill habits
To: Eric S. Hvozda <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/20/1998 08:26:49
> >Synopsis:       ftp does the "wrong" thing with word kill

It's worse than that - it does the wrong thing with EOF, too.  Try
setting your eofc to something other than ^D - you'll find that ^D is
EOF on the FTP command line and your eofc is ignored.

I submitted PR 3982 on the eofc subject.  It was closed by perry:

State-Changed-From-To: open-closed
State-Changed-By: perry
State-Changed-When: Wed Aug 13 08:38:57 PDT 1997
Fixed in -current for weeks and.

Yet when I checked in -current a few weeks after that, I found it still
misbehaved as described in the PR.  I've never tried to re-open or
re-submit it; if Perry thinks the current behavior isn't broken, it's
unlikely to be changed, regardless of how broken I think it is.

Incidentally, as I mentioned in 3982, gdb handles EOF right.  I just
now checked, and it handles word-kill right too (though it has an
annoying tendency to beep when word-killing on an empty line).

					der Mouse

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