I'm trying to set
TERMINFO="$HOME/.terminfo" within my
.bashrc script. The reason being is that my terminal isn't in the system
terminfo location, and so I have its
terminfo file in my home directory.
The problem here is that the change doesn't take effect for the current shell, only subshells. I'm guessing it's because readline is being initialized before bash reads the
So is there any way to solve this issue? Perhaps some way to re-initialize readline so the changed
$TERMINFO takes effect?
I'm trying to avoid doing an
exec bash after setting it, as then I have to make sure I don't end up in a re-exec loop, and that's just ugly (though doing
exec bash after setting it does work).
EDIT: This is not a issue running the script. I know for a fact the
.bashrc script is being run and that
$TERMINFO is being set. Running
echo $TERMINFO after the shell has finished starting shows the correct value.
EDIT2: It appears this might be bash or readline library version related. I can't duplicate the issue with bash-4.2.20 and readline-6.2_p1, but I can with bash-3.2 and readline-5.1.3.
"No" is an acceptable answer if it's not possible. But it would be nice to know what's going on that causes the answer to be "no".