[systemd-devel] [PATCH 2/3] ask-password: mention magic key to start over
jengelh at medozas.de
Tue Mar 15 20:19:46 PDT 2011
On Wednesday 2011-03-16 03:58, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>On Wed, 16.03.11 03:50, Jan Engelhardt (jengelh at medozas.de) wrote:
>Does this patch really make sense? C-u is in no way magic here, it works
>on every terminal. I am not sure why we should mention this here
There have been sufficiently enough console programs throughout my Linux
life that I have come to regard only certain control sequence as
reliable, and ^U is not amongst these.
Midnight Commander rebinds ^U to swap panels,
gpg2/pinentry-ncurses takes ^U verbatim,
nano and editors of that family make ^U a paste rather than a kill,
(re)(al)pine and MUAs of that family inherit nano behavior.
The reliable sequences I mentioned... just ^C, and surprisingly ^D.
And maybe ^S, because that always interferes when you least expect it :-)
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