Subject: Re: Default 'set -o emacs' (Was: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/04/2002 14:17:09
[ On Friday, October 4, 2002 at 18:33:15 (+0000), Joerg Klemenz wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Default 'set -o emacs' (Was: CVS commit: basesrc/bin/ksh)
> David Brownlee wrote:
> > So... should we default to 'set -o emacs' in the default .profile
> > files for sh/ksh. This would be an obvious convenience win for single
> > user mode.
> Yes but: Any "set -o emacs" should be in .shrc (or else the user will
> log in at the console, type startx, open an xterm and be in vi mode
> while the console still has emacs mode).
Well, if you use "xterm -ls" everything about the xterm's environment
will work one heck of a lot better. You should almost always do it that
way. "-ls" _should_ be the default, at least on sane systems.
Greg A. Woods
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