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Re^6: CPAN and readline on windows

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 25, 2009 at 19:52 UTC ( #753233=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: CPAN and readline on windows
in thread CPAN and readline on windows

the minimal readline support on Windows ...

You mean it does actually do something?


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Re^7: CPAN and readline on windows
by xdg (Monsignor) on Mar 25, 2009 at 23:17 UTC

    I don't get history between cpan shell sessions, but I can hit the up-arrow to get previous lines. Crippled versus readline on *nix, but handy on occasion.

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      but I can hit the up-arrow to get previous lines.

      Hm. I wonder why that works for you and not for me.

      Could it be that you use a *nix shell clone (rather than cmd.exe), under windows that maps the arrow keys for you?


      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
        I wonder why that works for you and not for me.

        It works for me, too - and I'm using the cmd.exe shell.

        There was a recent report of a similar situation with the perldl shell, too. A guy using windows found that the arrow keys wouldn't work for him in the perldl shell. Like you, my first thought was that he wasn't running the cmd.exe shell .... but he was. (That's as far as we got.)

        I haven't a clue what could be causing the difference in behaviour. For me, it's the same behaviour on 2000, XP and Vista (SP1). The arrow keys work as expected.

        Cheers,
        Rob
        I think it is doskey that enables up/down history list, right arrow completion, tab filename expansion... and it appears in windows xp and later, its on by default

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