Subject: Re: (a)sh command line editting and history patch.
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Dave Cinege <>
List: tech-misc
Date: 04/22/1999 05:51:57
Curt Sampson wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Dave Cinege wrote:
> > > Um, what's wrong with the vi/emacs compatible command line editing
> > > you get with "set -V/-E" since NetBSD 1.2(?)?
> >
> > Several hundred KB of space, as well as not a seemless part of the shell.
> While I can appreciate the space saving, does this provide both vi
> and emacs compatability, as we have now? 

I don't use NetBSD at all. (Though I can say I hate emacs AND vi in any
event : P )   What we needed it for was Linux Router which has a total
root size of ~2.5MB (780KB compressed). If space was not a problem we
would have just used BASH.

Dunno if this has any real direct benifit for NetBSD. But it probably
does for other people that use parts of NetBSD. 

FYI simple path and filename completion should be forthcoming.

> And what makes this more `seamless'?

It's part of the binary. (???)