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1<sect1 id="postlfs-config-inputrc">
2<?dbhtml filename="inputrc.html" dir="postlfs"?>
5<para>There are a number of configuration files that are common to all
6linux system. Inputrc deals with the mapping of the keybord in ceratin
7situations. This file is the start-up file used by readline - the input
8related library used by bash and most other shells. By changing this file
9you can change how certain keys act in different situations. The following
10is a simple inputrc along with comments to explain what the various
11options do.</para>
13<para>The following file can be used as
14<filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> or <filename>~/.inputrc</filename> as
15appropriate. See below for more details on which to use.</para>
17<para>Please note that comments can <emphasis>not</emphasis> be on the
18same line as commands in <filename>inputrc</filename>.</para>
20<para><screen># Make sure we dont output everything on the 1 line
21set horizontal-scroll-mode Off
23# Enable 8bit input
24set meta-flag On
25set input-meta On
27# Turns off 8th bit stripping
28set convert-meta Off
30# Keep the 8th bit for display
31set output-meta On
33# none, visible or audible
34set bell-style none
36# All of the following map the escape sequence of the
37# value contained inside the 1st argument to the
38# readline specific functions
40"\eOd": backward-word
41"\eOc": forward-word
43# for linux console
44"\e[1~": beginning-of-line
45"\e[4~": end-of-line
46"\e[5~": beginning-of-history
47"\e[6~": end-of-history
48"\e[3~": delete-char
49"\e[2~": quoted-insert
51# for xterm
52"\eOH": beginning-of-line
53"\eOF": end-of-line</screen></para>
55<para>Please see the manual pages for more information. For more
56information, look at bash(1) and search for readline, or if you have
57the readline package installed, look at readline(3). There is a lot that
58can be done with this single rc file.</para>
60<para>Note that the readline library checks ~/.inputrc, by default. If
61you want to use <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> as your global
62inputrc (i.e. for all users), you will need to add the line
63<screen><userinput>export INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc</userinput></screen>
64to your .bash_profile, .bashrc or .profile file as appropriate. To make
65the file truly global, you may wish to add it to your
66<filename>/etc/profile</filename> file.</para>
68<para>If you want to use per-user <userinput>.inputrc</userinput> files,
69you can create one and drop it into <filename>/etc/skel</filename> for use
70when creating new users.</para>
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