top destroys readline's history-search-forward/backward

Bug #1080106 reported by Alan on 2012-11-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
procps (Debian)
Fix Released
procps (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After running top (package procps Version: 1:3.3.3-2ubuntu3 on Ubuntu 12.10), readline's history-search-forward and history-search-backward commands on the bash command line do not work.

However, after running "less" on any file, the readline commands above work again.

This bug is a known Debian bug as well: Bug #666694 (


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: procps 1:3.3.3-2ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-18.29-generic 3.5.7
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu6
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Nov 17 10:43:29 2012
InstallationDate: Installed on 2011-09-09 (435 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
MarkForUpload: True
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: procps
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-11-17 (0 days ago)

Alan (bowl-of-petunias) wrote :
Changed in procps (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in procps (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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