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Re: Readline : move to previous/next path component

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Readline : move to previous/next path component
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:59:28 -0400
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Andre Majorel wrote:
> One frequently needed function that readline does not seem to
> have is a way to move to the beginning of the next or previous
> path component. This is what I've come up with :
>   \C-t: "\C-b\C-b\e\C-]/\C-f"
>   \C-y: "\C-]/\C-f"

Readline doesn't have any built-in knowledge of Unix pathnames.

You might want to take a look at emacs-mode M-b, which moves backward
by strings of alphabetic characters, and M-f, which moves forward.
You might have to play around with a macro that moves forward additional
characters past the `/', but that should get you further.


``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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