Bug 68416 - /etc/inputrc doesn't match behaviour of xterm
/etc/inputrc doesn't match behaviour of xterm
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-07-09 21:26 EDT by Michael Schwendt
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:28 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-09 21:26:19 EDT
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Description Michael Schwendt 2002-07-09 21:26:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
The escape sequences generated by xterm for the Pos1/Home & End keys don't match
those configured in /etc/inputrc.

$ rpm -q setup

$ xterm -v
XFree86 4.2.0(165)

Pos1/Home gives: ^[[7~
End gives: ^[[8~

But /etc/inputrc contains:

"\e[1~": beginning-of-line
"\e[4~": end-of-line

I had to change it to

"\e[7~": beginning-of-line
"\e[8~": end-of-line

in my local ~/.inputrc (as if it was for old rxvt) to work correctly.
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2002-07-09 22:00:35 EDT
D'oh! The cause of it were my own overrides via X resources, because xterm and
rxvt never had been consistent with regard to this.

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