Bug 3116 - Setting $INPUTRC is harmful - /etc/inputrc is BAD
Summary: Setting $INPUTRC is harmful - /etc/inputrc is BAD
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2738
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bash
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-28 12:34 UTC by torben
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-28 20:27:28 UTC

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Description torben 1999-05-28 12:34:09 UTC
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

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 20:27:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2738 ***

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