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Re: Pasting a line end doesn't work anymore

On 06/30/2015 08:42 AM, Peter Stephenson wrote:
On Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:03:32 -0700
Ray Andrews <rayandrews@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I've long since given up being astonished at how some things work, but
am I to take from this that there is/was a time when you'd paste a line
of text (with the end of line there by virtue of it being a line of
text) into an xterm and it would execute?  And this would be considered
Yes, until just recently, it would execute arbitrary stuff, quite
possibly including key strokes you couldn't even see.  Like you,
and it would appear most of us round here, that's never seemed
a particularly good idea to me.

Traditionally, cut-and-paste is handled identically to keyboard input.
You need to jump through a hoop, which luckily is nowadays quite common,
to make it not do that.

Hence the change...
Well then thanks! You can imagine how I would have foamed at the mouth had I experienced that firsthand ;-)

And, had I foamed, I'd have expected the usual reply that it's been like that for decades and can't change because it wouldn't be compatible with csh ... so, I'm most pleased to see the readiness to fix something that's dumb, tradition or not :-)



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