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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6]>
7
8<sect1 id="postlfs-config-inputrc" xreflabel="/etc/inputrc">
9<?dbhtml filename="inputrc.html"?>
10<title>/etc/inputrc</title>
11
12<para><filename>Inputrc</filename> deals with the mapping of the keyboard for
13certain situations. This file is the start-up file used by
14<application>readline</application>, the input related library used by
15<application>bash</application> and most other shells.</para>
16
17<para>For more information see <command>info bash</command>&mdash;<emphasis
18role="strong">Node: Readline Init</emphasis> file as well as
19<command>info readline</command>. There is a lot that can be done with this
20one rc file.</para>
21
22<para>Global values are set in <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename>.
23Personal user values are set in <filename>~/.inputrc</filename>. The
24<filename>~/.inputrc</filename> file will override the global settings
25file. A later page sets up <application>Bash</application> to use
26<filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> if there is no
27<filename>.inputrc</filename> for a user when
28<filename>/etc/profile</filename> is read (usually at login). If you
29want your system to use both, or don't want <emphasis>global</emphasis>
30keyboard handling, it is a good idea to place a default
31<filename>.inputrc</filename> into the <filename>/etc/skel</filename>
32directory for use with new users.</para>
33
34<para>
35Below is a base <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> along with
36comments to explain what the various options do. Note that comments
37can <emphasis>not</emphasis> be on the same line as commands.
38</para>
39
40<para>If you will create an <filename>.inputrc</filename> in
41<filename>/etc/skel</filename> using the command below, change the
42command's output to <filename>/etc/skel/.inputrc</filename> and be
43sure to check/set permissions afterward. Then you can just copy that
44file to <filename>/etc/inputrc</filename> and the home directory
45of any user already existing in the system, including root, that needs
46a private version of the file. Be sure to use the <option>-p</option> parameter
47of <command>cp</command> to maintain permissions and be sure to change owner and group
48appropriately.
49</para>
50
51<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; /etc/inputrc &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
52# Begin /etc/inputrc
53
54# Make sure we don't output everything on the 1 line
55set horizontal-scroll-mode Off
56
57# Enable 8bit input
58set meta-flag On
59set input-meta On
60
61# Turns off 8th bit stripping
62set convert-meta Off
63
64# Keep the 8th bit for display
65set output-meta On
66
67# none, visible or audible
68set bell-style none
69
70# All of the following map the escape sequence of the
71# value contained inside the 1st argument to the
72# readline specific functions
73
74"\eOd": backward-word
75"\eOc": forward-word
76
77# for linux console
78"\e[1~": beginning-of-line
79"\e[4~": end-of-line
80"\e[5~": beginning-of-history
81"\e[6~": end-of-history
82"\e[3~": delete-char
83"\e[2~": quoted-insert
84
85# for xterm
86"\eOH": beginning-of-line
87"\eOF": end-of-line
88
89# End /etc/inputrc
90<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
91
92</sect1>
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