[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: libreadline{7,-devel} 8.1 (problem of octave-gui)

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Sep 10 17:45:58 GMT 2021

On 2021-09-10 09:52, ASSI wrote:
> Takashi Yano via Cygwin writes:
>>> h. Bracketed paste mode is enabled by default. There is a configure-time
>>>     option (--enable-bracketed-paste-default) to set the default to on or off.
>> Does libreadline7 (8.1) break compatibility with old one?
>> Reverting libreadline7 to 7.0.3-3 solves the issue.
>> Setting
>> set enable-bracketed-paste off
>> in ~/.inputrc also solves the problem.
> Well, one obvious way of solving the issue would be to use the configure
> option of not enabling bracketed paste by default.  Although it would be
> better in the long term if the applications learn to use it correctly…

The default was changed as documented to avoid potential security 
issues: what could go wrong if you copied "rm -rf /..." not selecting 
the ... and pasted it including the "\n", or the source (e.g. javascript 
malware) added a few such commands for different systems to the copy! ;^>

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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