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Re: editline doesn't allow ^C binding

Christos Zoulas wrote:
In article <>,
Dan Towner  <> wrote:
Hi all,

I am using editline in my application, compiled to run on Centos 5 using the
distribution provided by Jess Thrysoee at and distributed as version
3.0. I want to be able to gracefully catch SIGINT, and start the command-line
edit again, but I can't get ^C to do anything other than terminate the program.
To try to determine the cause of the problem, I took a look at the
examples/test.c program, but it appears that that doesn't gracefully handle ^C
either. I notice that the program itself sets EL_SIGNAL to be true, and the
documentation and surrounding comments seems to suggest that this will then
enable ^C to be bound to something other than ed-tty-sigint, but if I try to
change the binding (e.g., to ed-start-over), ^C still terminates the program.
After I change the binding, listing the current bindings correctly shows that ^C
has been bound to whatever I requested, but the action doesn't actually happen.
Does editline only work under NetBSD, or am I doing something wrong in
configuring editline?

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=^@
Ah, I understand now and my app now does what I expected. Many thanks for your response, and for your work on editline.



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