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1<sect1 id="postlfs-config-inputrc" xreflabel="/etc/inputrc">
2<?dbhtml filename="inputrc.html"?>
3<title>/etc/inputrc</title>
4
5<para><filename>Inputrc</filename> deals with the mapping of the keyboard for
6certain situations. This file is the start-up file used by
7<application>readline</application>&mdash;the input related library used by
8<application>bash</application> and most other shells.</para>
9
10<para>For more information see <command>info bash</command> -- <emphasis
11role="strong">Node: Readline Init</emphasis> file as well as
12<command>info readline</command>. There is a lot that can be done with this
13one rc file.</para>
14
15<para>Global values are set in <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename>.
16Personal user values are set in <filename>~/.inputrc</filename>. The
17<filename>~/.inputrc</filename> file will override the global settings
18file. A later page sets up <application>Bash</application> to use
19<filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> if there is no
20<filename>.inputrc</filename> for a user when
21<filename>/etc/profile</filename> is read (usually at login). If you
22want your system to use both, or don't want <emphasis>global</emphasis>
23keyboard handling, it is a good idea to place a default
24<filename>.inputrc</filename> into the <filename>/etc/skel</filename>
25directory for use with new users.</para>
26
27<para>
28Below is a base <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> along with
29comments to explain what the various options do. Note that comments
30can <emphasis>not</emphasis> be on the same line as commands.
31</para>
32
33<para>If you will create an <filename>.inputrc</filename> in
34<filename>/etc/skel</filename> using the command below, change the
35command's output to <filename>/etc/skel/.inputrc</filename> and be
36sure to check/set permissions afterward. Then you can just copy that
37file to <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> and the home directory
38of any user already existing in the system, including root, that needs
39a private version of the file. Be sure to use the <option>-p</option> parameter
40of <command>cp</command> to maintain permissions and be sure to change owner and group
41appropriately.
42</para>
43
44<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; /etc/inputrc &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
45# Begin /etc/inputrc
46
47# Make sure we don't output everything on the 1 line
48set horizontal-scroll-mode Off
49
50# Enable 8bit input
51set meta-flag On
52set input-meta On
53
54# Turns off 8th bit stripping
55set convert-meta Off
56
57# Keep the 8th bit for display
58set output-meta On
59
60# none, visible or audible
61set bell-style none
62
63# All of the following map the escape sequence of the
64# value contained inside the 1st argument to the
65# readline specific functions
66
67"\eOd": backward-word
68"\eOc": forward-word
69
70# for linux console
71"\e[1~": beginning-of-line
72"\e[4~": end-of-line
73"\e[5~": beginning-of-history
74"\e[6~": end-of-history
75"\e[3~": delete-char
76"\e[2~": quoted-insert
77
78# for xterm
79"\eOH": beginning-of-line
80"\eOF": end-of-line
81
82# End /etc/inputrc
83<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
84
85</sect1>
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