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.inputrc keybindings behave unexpectedly

From: Tim Waugh
Subject: .inputrc keybindings behave unexpectedly
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 13:14:52 +0000
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Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
Machine: i386
OS: linux-gnu
Compiler: i386-redhat-linux-gcc
Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='i386' 
-DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='i386-redhat-linux-gnu' 
-DCONF_VENDOR='redhat' -DLOCALEDIR='/usr/share/locale' -DPACKAGE='bash' -DSHELL 
-DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -I.  -I. -I./include -I./lib  -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE 
-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -O2 -g -pipe -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -m32 -march=i386 
uname output: Linux gene.surrey.redhat.com 2.6.9-1.667 #1 Tue Nov 2 14:41:25 
EST 2004 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Machine Type: i386-redhat-linux-gnu

Bash Version: 3.0
Patch Level: 16
Release Status: release

        In the man page for bash, it says that the Meta-key combinations
        can be bound in two ways: either

        Meta-<key>: function


        "\M-<key>": function

        The first works, but the second doesn't.

        For example, try putting the following in .inputrc:

        Meta-p: history-search-backward

        then run bash, and type

        bind -q history-search-backward

        For me it says:

        history-search-backward can be invoked via "?".

        If I try the other form:

        "\M-p": history-search-backward

        I get:

        history-search-backward can be invoked via "\M-p".

Original bug report:


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