Bug 3116

Summary: Setting $INPUTRC is harmful - /etc/inputrc is BAD
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: torben
Component: bashAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Version: 6.0   
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Description torben 1999-05-28 12:34:09 UTC
After upgrading to redhat-6.0, the user's .inputrc files
stopped working.

Investigatigation revealed that INPUTRC is set in
/etc/profile, pointing to /etc/inputrc.

Worse, it assumes everybody want's editing-mode-emacs.
Even "Fixing it" by submitting "set -o vi" does not work,
because the key bindings in /etc/inputrc break
vi-editing-mode.

Most people know vi, not emacs. So it is a mystery to me why
you want to force emacs mode in bash, and even prevent the
bash builtin 'set -o vi' to work.

Comment 1 Dale Lovelace 1999-05-28 20:27:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2738 ***