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Re: Input line editing

On Thu 12 Feb 2009 at 00:25:35 -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> Bulk data, sure.  But via ttys?  The design I have in mind makes the
> line editing part of the tty driver as far as applications are
> concerned, like the current "delete, ^W, ^U" line editing performed by
> the kernel.

Add paging (optional) to the processing. At my university we had a patch
to the V7 kernel that did just that. It had a counter of lines printed
and when it reached the recorded terminal size, it would wait for input
to display more (space = one more page, return = one more line).

The counter was reset when a program asked for input. You could also
turn it off temporarily with some key.

It was very convenient.

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