Bug 111694 - /etc/inputrc has wrong codes for Ctrl+Left/Right (with fix!)
/etc/inputrc has wrong codes for Ctrl+Left/Right (with fix!)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 80860
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-12-08 15:56 EST by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 14:00:19 EST
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Description Reuben Thomas 2003-12-08 15:56:37 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; U) Opera 7.23  [en]

Description of problem:
/etc/inputrc claims to bind Ctrl+Left/Right to backward/forward-word 
in readline.

In fact, it doesn't work (since RH9, I think). Instead of the lines

"\e[5C": forward-word
"\e[5D": backward-word

in /etc/inputrc, the following is required:

"\e[1;5C": forward-word
"\e[1;5D": backward-word

I haven't a clue why, I assume the escape sequences are different in 
the current version of xterm (at least as supplied with FC1).

I'm using the supplied bash in the supplied xterm to get these 

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-23 01:06:16 EDT
Hm, this works in gnome-terminal, but not xterm. And adding the
suggested fix works in xterm, but not gnome-terminal.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2004-09-23 01:33:12 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80860 ***
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:00:19 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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