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Re^9: CPAN and readline on windows

by syphilis (Canon)
on Mar 26, 2009 at 00:42 UTC ( #753305=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^8: CPAN and readline on windows
in thread CPAN and readline on windows

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


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Re^10: CPAN and readline on windows
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Mar 26, 2009 at 01:11 UTC

    Very strange! I even created a new user account and tried it there--just in case I've applied some configuration to my cmd sessions that could be influencing the problem--but it makes no difference.

    None of the navigation keys--left/right/up/down/home/end--appear to doing anything at all.

    No matter. I now know how to disable it, and that's preferable for me. I like my control keys to serve their designated functions anyway.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
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      None of the navigation keys--left/right/up/down/home/end--appear to doing anything at all

      Only thing I can think of is that it might be something to do with your selected cmd.exe options. In my "Edit Options" I have "QuickEdit Mode" and "Insert Mode" selected. And for "Command History" I have chosen a "Buffer Size" of 50, with "Number of Buffers" set to 5.

      Cheers,
      Rob

        I use a larger and more buffers, but otherwise the same. I tried adjusting them to your settings for a session, and it made no difference.

        I'm running Vista 64, but I doubt that is an influence. And AS 5.10 64-bit which might be.


        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.

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