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

Submitter:  Geoff Clare <geoffclare>
Submitted:  Wed 23 Nov 2011 05:35:26 PM UTC
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Operating 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 -email is 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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