Bug 8694

Summary: /etc/inputrc could be improved
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: nils
Component: setupAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact:
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Version: 6.1CC: nphilipp, rvokal
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Description nils 2000-01-21 10:35:46 UTC
/etc/inputrc "connects" PgUp and PgDwn to "beginning-of-history" and
"end-of-history". It would be much more useful if these were
"history-search-backward" and "history-search-forward". Maybe "beginning-"
and "end-of-history" could be reached with modifiers.

Another point is that users' .inputrc files are ignored. It is trivial to
do something like this:

--- 8< --- /etc/profile ---
if [ -f ~/.inputrc]; then
  INPUTRC=~/.inputrc
else
  INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
fi
export INPUTRC
--- 8< ---

Bye,
Nils

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-21 17:31:59 UTC
The sourcing of user's .inputrc is fixed in the setup/etcskel
in Raw Hide.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-01 20:38:59 UTC
... and as for the rest, I'm a little leery of changing
the default keybindings too much in a point release.