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Re: The humble <DEL> and other editing keys
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Jon LaBadie <jcyg at jgcomp dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2003 11:32:29 -0500 (EST)
- Subject: Re: The humble <DEL> and other editing keys
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Sat, 15 Feb 2003, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> 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.
The Ctrl-V method works perfectly well from the bash command line, too.
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