Bug 10164 - /etc/inputrc overrides user configuration
/etc/inputrc overrides user configuration
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-03-14 08:07 EST by Kjetil T. Homme
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-03-14 12:47:58 EST
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Description Kjetil T. Homme 2000-03-14 08:07:27 EST
/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 09:47:59 EST
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 12:47:59 EST
This is fixed in the current setup package; /etc/inputrc
is only used if $HOME/.inputrc doesn't exist.

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