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sr #107885: In vi mode, a . (dot) command does not repeat previous R command

Submitted by:  Geoff Clare <geoffclare>
Submitted on:  Wed 23 Nov 2011 05:35:26 PM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Severity: 3 - NormalStatus: Done
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: OpenOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Sat 26 Nov 2011 03:16:47 AM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for the report. This required rather more of an involved patch than I figured at first. It will be fixed in the next release of readline.

Please cc -unavailable- next time. It was only by chance that I noticed this.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Wed 23 Nov 2011 05:35:26 PM UTC, original submission:

In bash with "set -o vi" in effect, typing:

$ echo foo foo

then pressing:

RETURN ESC - f f R b a r ESC ; .

should result in the line showing "echo bar bar" and command mode in effect, but instead the result of the final . is that no change is made to the second foo and insert mode is in effect.

Tested on Debian 6.0.3 with packages bash 4.1-3 and libreadline6 6.1-3

Geoff Clare <geoffclare>


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