If bash can, why not Speakup?

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Thu Nov 18 15:27:18 EST 2010

I think my main point got lost in the litany of vim complaints that have
actually been with us for a long time. I was trying to say something new
that no one has commented on. So, let me try to redirect, if I may ...

William Hubbs writes:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2010 at 09:23:29AM +1000, pj at pjb.com.au wrote:
> > Janina Sajka wrote:
> > > My biggest complaint is that I need to be ultra-careful to
> > > track whether I'm in insert or command mode, i.e. it would
> > > sure help if Speakup could give me a differently pitched voice
> > 
> > Good point :-)  It might need some help from the vim folk...
> Yes, something like this would take modifications to vim to make it
> communicate to speakup some how, and I'm not sure what that would
> involve since I haven't looked at the vim code at all.
Actually, I don't think we need anything from vim.

Note that you can have either vim or emacs editing of bash commands.
Emacs is the default, but you can reset this by issuing:

set -o vim

By, default, this provides bash shell command editing in insert mode. As
in vim, pressing Esc takes you into command mode where all the vim
command mode functionality is provided.

So, the shell knows. That's got to be a value that's written somewhere,
and thus something Speakup could read and respond to. I don't know
where, but am I wrong?


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