Bug 3116 - Setting $INPUTRC is harmful - /etc/inputrc is BAD
Setting $INPUTRC is harmful - /etc/inputrc is BAD
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2738
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-28 08:34 EDT by torben
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-28 16:27:28 EDT
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Description torben 1999-05-28 08:34:09 EDT
After upgrading to redhat-6.0, the user's .inputrc files
stopped working.

Investigatigation revealed that INPUTRC is set in
/etc/profile, pointing to /etc/inputrc.

Worse, it assumes everybody want's editing-mode-emacs.
Even "Fixing it" by submitting "set -o vi" does not work,
because the key bindings in /etc/inputrc break
vi-editing-mode.

Most people know vi, not emacs. So it is a mystery to me why
you want to force emacs mode in bash, and even prevent the
bash builtin 'set -o vi' to work.
Comment 1 Dale Lovelace 1999-05-28 16:27:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2738 ***

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