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Re: Capital/upper case B doesn't register in either cygwin bash prompt, rxvt bash prompt, or ssh client bash prompt

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005, jboehmler wrote:

> Searching the web and the lists, including the cygwin mailing lists, on
> anything with just a "B" element is very difficult but I've tried.
> When I try to type a capital B in any form of cygwin terminal, it
> doesn't register.  A lower case one does.  First, it doesn't show up.
> Second, if I type "return" after typing "B", the prompt just comes back
> with no error.  When typing any other capital letter, the letter is
> visible and typing "return" after it causes a
> xxxx@xxxx:~$ C
> bash: C: command not found
> xxxx@xxxx:~$ b
> bash: b: command not found
>  error.
> All other letters, numbers and characters, shifted and un-shifted seem
> to work.  I've had this problem across several versions of cygwin.  It
> also occurs regardless of which method I use to access cygwin, bash,
> rxvt, or ssh.  I have not tried it with X11 since I don't have it.
> Any help or search suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you.

First thing to rule out is Windows-level problems -- I assume if you run
"cat" from bash, you can type in 'B', right?  Then let's work on bash:
Can you paste a 'B' into bash?  Does 'B' show up if you type 'Ctrl-V B'?
Does 'bind -p | grep "B"' show anything for 'B'?

Check your .inputrc for any bindings for "B"; then .bashrc and
/etc/profile, for any "bind" commands.

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