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Re: The humble <DEL> and other editing keys
- From: Jon LaBadie <jcyg at jgcomp dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 09:42:49 -0500
- Subject: Re: The humble <DEL> and other editing keys
- References: <028b01c2d4c4$4ff06bb0$0b01a8c0@w2k30g>
On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 11:31:38PM -0800, David Christensen wrote:
> Elfyn McBratney wrote on 14 Feb 2003 18:18:47 -0000
> > In bash you can add the following
> > # DEL key in bash
> > "\e[3~": delete-char
> > to your ~/.inputrc or your /etc/inputrc file to get a functioning DEL
> > ke.
> Thanks! I've been wondering about that for far too long. :-)
> BTW I read the readline portion of "man bash" and was able to figure
> out the "~/.inputrc", "\e", ":", "delete-char" parts, but how did you
> figure out that the <Del> key maps to "[3~"?
For keys that send an escape sequence I often go into a vi style
editor's append mode, press Ctrl-V to "quote" the next char and
press the key in question.
If the key is not mapped by the tty input driver, this should also
work in a posix type shell in vi mode. And cat -v (or vet) may be
useful as well.
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