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bracketed paste - FAQ update

Question 3.24 "3.24. What's wrong with cut and paste on my xterm?" has:

  myeit() When the shell is waiting for input, and you paste in a chunk of
     text consisting of more than one complete set of commands.
     Unfortunately, this is a much harder problem: the line editor is
     already active, and needs to be turned off when the first command is
     executed.  The shell doesn't even know if the remaining text is input
     to a command or for the shell, so there's simply nothing it can do.
     However, if you have problems you can trick it: type `tt({)' on a line
     by itself, then paste the input, then type `tt(})' on a line by
     itself.  The shell will not execute anything until the final brace is
     read; all input is read as continuation lines (this may require the
     fixes referred to above in order to be reliable).

Maybe update this to reflect the new 5.0.9 behaviour?

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