Re: [S] Command line editor problem

Ray Brownrigg (
Fri, 3 Apr 1998 09:45:28 +1200 (NZST)

> > I use emacs as my editor and Splus Version 3.4 (Unix) Release 1 for Sun
> > running SunOS 4.1.3_U1.
> > Emacs commands work as they are supposed to, except for ^p, which recalls not
> > the last line but (apparently) the first line of a stored buffer of lines. At
> > least, a second ^p gives the sort of beeb that ^n does when I try to recall
> > the line as yet untyped.
> Thanks to those who responded, particularly Frank Neidhoefer, who replied:
> Frank: i don't know what causes this problem, but deleting the file
> Frank:
> Frank: .Splus_history
> Frank:
> Frank: in your *HOME-directory* helps.
> It did indeed fix my problem. I'll leave the understanding to others
Now I see the solution, I recognise the problem :-).

This seems to happen whenever the file .Splus_history grows larger than
1 megabyte. Thus it seems to be a bug, but with a fairly easy workaround.

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