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Linenoise doesn't work well with some terminals

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    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major - P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • 1.9.0
    • None
    • Shell
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    • Linux (and other Unix-like OSes)
    • ALL

    Description

      Particularly rxvt. This is like death by 1000 paper cuts: nothing major, but super annoying.

      1) refreshing the line (on backspaces, moving the cursor left, etc.) messed up the prompt (resulting in ">> ").
      2) long lines get messed up (this may be related to 1, haven't looked yet)
      3) alt shortcuts not supported

      #1 (and maybe #2) is because rxvt expects \xb1[1G to return to the start of a line and xterm expects \xb1[0G. I have a feeling that there are a million of these and there's a reason readline is huge. Working on the ones listed above, I'll submit fixes upstream.

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              tad Tad Marshall
              kristina Kristina Chodorow (Inactive)
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