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Re: Various shell problems
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-idd at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 14:47:30 -0400
- Subject: Re: Various shell problems
- References: <200308181839.TAA08416@aps5.ph.bham.ac.uk>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Mon, Aug 18, 2003 at 07:37:35PM +0100, Dr.D.J.Picton wrote:
>By 'normal' input I meant the 'dumb' input to programs which
>issue simple terminal reads, e.g. cat or ftp (as opposed to shells which
>do complex line editing.) I'll refer to this type of input as
>'simple' input. For example, if I create a file using the cat command:
>cat > test
>the line editing facilities are very limited. I find I can't reposition the
>cursor using the arrow keys. This moves the cursor, but the cursor key
>escape sequences are stored in the file!
i.e., "Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows"
>Another thing I've noticed is that stty echoctl is set in an xterm session, but
>it doesn't actually seem to do anything. I would expect control characters
>to be echoed in 'caret' notation in simple input (e.g. ^a for control-A), and
>on other systems I find this very useful because it lets me know when I'm
>entering control characters. Is this a known limitation of the terminal
>emulation under Cygwin?
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