Originally Posted by Vas Crabb

Ctrl-V means "interpret the next character literally", so Ctrl-V Ctrl-C will type a literal ETX character rather than sending SIGINT, Ctrl-V Delete will type a literal DEL rather than deleting the previous character, etc.

Ohhhh, now that makes perfect sense. That explains why if I'd type Ctrl+v Return that I'd get a ^M or Ctrl+v left arrow I'd get ESC [ D. So that's why I'd get an 007F character from Ctrl+V DEL.

I guess that's a keystroke from VIM.

And sure enough, the code in 3rdparty/linenoise/linenoise.c is pretty straightforward.

    case ctrl('V'):    /* ctrl-v */
            if (has_room(current, 3)) {
                /* Insert the ^V first */
                if (insert_char(current, current->pos, c)) {
                    refreshLine(current->prompt, current);
                    /* Now wait for the next char. Can insert anything except \0 */
                    c = fd_read(current);

                    /* Remove the ^V first */
                    remove_char(current, current->pos - 1);
                    if (c != -1) {
                        /* Insert the actual char */
                        insert_char(current, current->pos, c);
                    refreshLine(current->prompt, current);

Last edited by Golden Child; 11/23/17 08:33 AM.