Subject: Re: editline/gdb problem with 2.0
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/04/2005 08:24:48
In article <200503040334.WAA02584@Sparkle.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>,
der Mouse  <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> wrote:
>Under past NetBSD versions, "echo edit off > ~/.editrc" was enough to
>turn off all the editline stuff in gdb - and in particular, with that
>in place, typing an EOF exits.  (Without that, it demands a ^D, whether
>or not that is the current EOF character - rather severely broken.)
>Under 2.0, I find that after doing that, ^Z simply echoes as
>^-Z-backspace-backspace (or functional equivalent) and does nothing.
>^D echos as ^-D and does nothing.  I have to "quit" to exit gdb.  (With
>or without ~/.editrc in place, I can suspend gdb by typing my suspend
>character, which is ^P.)
>What's broken here (well, besides the default of imposing EOF=^D
>regardless of the EOF character setting, when editline is on), and what
>do I have to set so that typing my EOF character produces an EOF-style
>exit?  Apparently turning editline off in ~/.editrc is no longer
>enough, though gdb must still be using editline because having it in
>place does change gdb's behaviour.

Send-pr please.