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Re: bash ignoring .inputrc (or am I dumb)

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bash ignoring .inputrc (or am I dumb)
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:53:53 -0500
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William Yardley wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 11:17:32AM -0500, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> Bash picks up bindings from the stty special characters.  On bash-3.1,
>> that behavior is optional:  look at the `bind-tty-special-chars'
>> readline variable.
> set bind-tty-special-chars off in .inputrc works for me w/ 3.1 - thanks
> (Do I need to do any conditional tests on bash version? It doesn't seem
> to cause any errors with older versions of Readline).
> Is there any "fix" (even a dumb one) within bash 3.00.x? I'm likely to
> be using the vendor supplied bash for a while on a lot of systems (RHEL
> 4, for instance), and don't particularly want to futz with installing a
> different version.

You don't need any conditionals -- readline ignores unrecognized

There is, unfortunately in retrospect, no workaround for 3.0.  It is
just not configurable in that version.

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