Bug 8694 - /etc/inputrc could be improved
/etc/inputrc could be improved
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: setup (Show other bugs)
6.1
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-01-21 05:35 EST by nils
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:12 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-02-01 15:38:57 EST
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Description nils 2000-01-21 05:35:46 EST
/etc/inputrc "connects" PgUp and PgDwn to "beginning-of-history" and
"end-of-history". It would be much more useful if these were
"history-search-backward" and "history-search-forward". Maybe "beginning-"
and "end-of-history" could be reached with modifiers.

Another point is that users' .inputrc files are ignored. It is trivial to
do something like this:

--- 8< --- /etc/profile ---
if [ -f ~/.inputrc]; then
  INPUTRC=~/.inputrc
else
  INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
fi
export INPUTRC
--- 8< ---

Bye,
Nils
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-21 12:31:59 EST
The sourcing of user's .inputrc is fixed in the setup/etcskel
in Raw Hide.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-01 15:38:59 EST
... and as for the rest, I'm a little leery of changing
the default keybindings too much in a point release.

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