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Re: Please accept M-p as well as C-p

From: Pierre Gaston
Subject: Re: Please accept M-p as well as C-p
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:57:13 +0200

On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Ed Avis <address@hidden> wrote:

> Bash accepts the Emacs keybinding C-p to go back in the history, and C-n
> to go forward.
> But most of the time in Emacs (when using its minibuffer) the keys you use
> are Meta-p
> and Meta-n, or on a modern PC keyboard Alt-p and Alt-n.
> Currently entering M-p at the bash prompt gives some control characters.
> It could more usefully go back in the history instead.  Then if you flip
> between GNU
> emacs and GNU bash you wouldn't keep typing the wrong thing.
> --
> Ed Avis <address@hidden>
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You can add in your ~/.inputrc

"\ep": previous-history
"\en": next-history

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