When working in bash vi mode, I sometimes notice I have to press A, a, I or i twice to get into insert mode. Any idea what's causing this?

  • broken keyboard ;) – Johan Jun 23 '10 at 5:45
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    It happens when you press ESC twice. I hate this behavior of bash/readline. – mrucci Jun 24 '10 at 6:37
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    indeed - pressing ESC twice is the cause. Thanks for that – Klaas van Schelven Jul 1 '10 at 23:31

As mrucci said, the problem is pressing Esc twice. However, since he only commented and did not create an answer, this question is still listed as “unanswered”. Therefore I shamelessly create an answer. ;)

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