[tex-live] texconfig bug
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Mar 17 22:56:45 CET 2016
Shouldn't the program instead save and restore the terminal settings?
In theory, sure. But is there any portable way to do that? I'm not
aware of one. I am highly skeptical that stty -g works everywhere. And
no, I don't want to spend time writing code to use stty -g if it's
available, not if it's not, etc. Patches welcome :).
Otherwise, the solution, as Norbert implies, is not to use texconfig.
I haven't tried to look into where and why 'termCtl reset' is used, so
maybe there's a good reason for the current behavior.
I'm sure it was just a matter of restoring sanity to the terminal after
doing screen-oriented stuff, ca.1990. If you (or your user) want to try
deleting it and see if anything untoward happens these days, I guess I'd
consider removing it. -k
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