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sr #109361: Default mode in vi and behavior of Ctrl+C

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Submitted:  Tue 25 Jul 2017 11:28:48 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Postponed
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Operating System:  GNU/Linux
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Thu 17 Aug 2017 03:41:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

1. vi mode always starts in insertion mode, since that's what Posix requires. There's currently no option to change this.

2. You could bind "\C-c" to "vi-movement-mode" in the "vi-insert" keymap, but you'd have to disable signal handling in insert mode, and I don't think such an option is worth the implementation cost.

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Tue 25 Jul 2017 11:28:48 PM UTC, original submission:  

This is sort of two requests in one but slightly related.

When using vi mode it would be great if there was an option that can be set in ~/.inputrc that would let command mode be the default rather than insert mode.

Secondly, in vim you can type Ctrl+C instead of pressing Escape. It feels much more convenient as your hand can go right back to home row, but the Escape key is always quite a reach.
So I was hoping it might be possible to implement an option that can be set to allow Ctrl+C in insert mode to put you into command mode (like pressing Escape does), but once in command mode then pressing Ctrl+C will behave normally



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