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Re: Backslash character in psql problem

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: nitrogenycs(at)web(dot)de
Cc: "pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-hackers-win32(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Backslash character in psql problem
Date: 2004-07-11 23:53:11
Message-ID: 200407112353.i6BNrBs07596@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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We have gotten reports of readline not handling backslashes but haven't
found the actual cause yet.

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nitrogenycs(at)web(dot)de wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> thanks for putting up the binaries that fix the initdb crash. I got it 
> initted and running, but there's a problem with psql annoying me. I cannot 
> type a simple '\' (backslash) character. If i press the key (AltGr + ?, 
> german keyboard) nothing gets displayed on screen and the keystroke is 
> apparently not recognized.
> First i thought it was some issue with the codepages and i played around 
> with those and read the part in the manual about them, but nothing seemed 
> to help. Lastly, I tried psql with the -n switch (disable advanced 
> commandline,readline) and this helped, i could type any character i 
> wanted, no matter which codepage i was using.
> am i doing something wrong? what can i do to resolve the problem?
> 
> thank you for your help
> 
> -Matthias
> 
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