Re: HOWTO enter Ctrl-S to BASH from console
On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 01:40:01PM -0400, Paul Smith wrote:
> %% csj <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> In order to search command history in BASH, I can use Ctrl-R
> >> (reverse incremental search) but so far am unsuccessful in using
> >> Ctrl-S (normal incremental search).
> Your terminal is set for terminal flow control. "Old" terminals allowed
> you to halt the output to the terminal with CTRL-S and restart it with
> CTRL-Q. You can use stty to check this:
Yes I know :) It is nice way to stop screen when I forgot to run
"script" or "screen".
> $ stty -a
> eol2 = <undef>; start = ^Q; stop = ^S; susp = ^Z; rprnt = ^R; werase = ^W;
> ... ^^ ^^
> Then you can disable it:
> $ stty start undef susp undef
Thanks. Is there any occasion where disabling these makes life easier?
I wonder whoever chose to use these good old sequences for any other
purpose other than XON/XOFF has no respect.
> If that solves your problem, put that command in your .bash_profile or
> .bashrc or whatever.
Unfortunately not. It seems ^S does not work as I reported to BTS
> c> Why don't you try tcsh?
> Friends don't let friends use *csh!