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Re: bug of readline's vi keybinding function

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bug of readline's vi keybinding function
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 08:20:58 -0400

> Hi,
>     Recently, I want to add some keybindings for vi mode's vi-insert 
> submode, I add the following lines into ~/.inputrc file:
>      set editing-mode vi
>      set keymap vi-insert
>      "\C-A" :  beginning-of-line
>      "\C-B" :  backward-char
>      "\C-F" :  forward-char
>      "\C-E" :  end-of-line
>      ... ...
> In fact, I put almost all the emacs key bindings into vi-insert submode, 
> since the default key bingdings of readline for vi-insert submode is too 
> weak.  By this way, I want to get the benefits from the two world. But 
> it does not work, I have searched the web, but it is very difficult to 
> find useful resource about vi mode in readline.

It works fine when I try it.  How exactly does it `not work'?


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