Bug 10164 - /etc/inputrc overrides user configuration
Summary: /etc/inputrc overrides user configuration
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-03-14 13:07 UTC by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-03-14 17:47:58 UTC

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Description Kjetil T. Homme 2000-03-14 13:07:27 UTC
/etc/profile sets INPUTRC, which causes readline to ignore
~/.inputrc.  Not very popular with my users :-)
One fix is to use the undocumented(!) keyword $include at
the end of /etc/inputrc:

$include ~/.inputrc

Works for me.

Comment 1 Kjetil T. Homme 2000-03-14 14:47:59 UTC
The suggested fix only works for bash 2.  But I consider it a bug
that /bin/bash still is 1.14, anyway.  :-)
(The fix has no ill effects for bash 1.14 that I can see.)

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-03-14 17:47:59 UTC
This is fixed in the current setup package; /etc/inputrc
is only used if $HOME/.inputrc doesn't exist.

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