[syslinux] ifcpu[64].c32 functions drop to command line

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Fri May 3 06:29:07 PDT 2013

On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Matt Fleming <matt at console-pimps.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 02 May, at 06:55:27AM, Gene Cumm wrote:
>> > When dropping down to the boot: prompt, Ctrl-N doesn't seem to do
>> > anything. Unless I've previously typed in a command, in which case
>> > it brought up the previous command. I'm guessing it must have
>> > changed in 5.x.
>> MFleming: does this sound right?
> Yes, 5.x grew support for new behaviour at the command prompt which
> allows you to cycle through your command history. Unfortunately Ctrl-N
> was already a valid key sequence in 4.x, but instead of printing network
> information in 5.x, Ctrl-N cycles to the next command in the history.
> I'm not quite sure of the best way to fix this regression, other than
> assigning a new key sequence for displaying network information.
> --
> Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

I knew that 5.xx introduced a new CLI with history capabilities but I
was mostly trying to confirm.  Thanks.  Where is this documented?  By
the looks of it, only in code.  I'd like to update
txt/syslinux-cli.txt with the appropriate content.

Another alternative is to consider remapping "history next", perhaps Ctrl-M?


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