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Bug 114060 - .inputrc keybindings behave unexpectedly
.inputrc keybindings behave unexpectedly
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-01-21 19:47 EST by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-10 08:17:36 EST
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Description Reuben Thomas 2004-01-21 19:47:43 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; U) Opera 7.23  [en]

Description of problem:
In the man page for bash, it says that the Meta-key combinations can 
be bound in two ways: either

Meta-<key>: function


"\M-<key>": function

In my experience, the first works, but the second doesn't. For 
example, try putting the following in .inputrc:

Meta-p: history-search-backward

then run bash, and type

bind -q history-search-backward

For me it says:

history-search-backward can be invoked via "?".

If I try the other form:

"\M-p": history-search-backward

I get:

history-search-backward can be invoked via "\M-p".

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1. See above.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-01-22 05:58:56 EST
I'm not sure if I understand which one is working -- for me it's the
other way round to the way you describe it.

Does it help to put 'set convert-meta On' immediately before that line?
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 07:21:55 EST
No feedback; closing.
Comment 3 Reuben Thomas 2004-12-10 07:33:23 EST
Sorry, not sure why I never replied to your question.

As I said originally, bindings of the form:

Meta-p: function

don't work, whereas

"\M-p": function

does work. Adding "set convert-meta On" before a binding of the form "Meta-p" 
does indeed help.
Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 08:17:36 EST
Reported upstream.

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