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Re: editline doesn't allow ^C binding

Christos Zoulas <christos <at>> writes:

> EL_SIGNAL does not do what you think it does. It merely handles resetting
> the state of the terminal to normal before passing control of the signal to
> the regular handler.
> You need to issue a setty command to unset Control-C from being the interrupt
> character, otherwise the tty driver grabs it before libedit gets a chance to
> see it:
>       setty -d intr=^@

Thanks for that. One thing still confuses me though. If I do this on
the command line for the examples/test program, then everything works. If I call

el_set (el, EL_SETTY, "-d", "intr=^@", NULL);

immediately after the EL_SIGNAL command then this doesn't work? Even more
curiously, in my application if I call el_set as above it doesn't work until I
have entered at least one carriage return, and then it does start working from
that point on. This suggests that the command I am calling in C is doing the
right thing, but somehow I must refresh the editline object to get the updated
tty. My application somehow does that after a carriage return has been
processed, but examples/test never does?



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