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Re: Bind builtin does not run readline commands

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Bind builtin does not run readline commands
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 10:03:52 -0400
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On 5/27/14, 1:19 AM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 45
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>       The syntax of the ‘bind’ builtin command suggests that any readline 
> command may be executed just by passing command name to the ‘bind’ in 
> accordance with ‘man bash’. However,
>     bind shell-expand-line

That's a fairly creative reading of the manual page, since the description
of the bind builtin begins:

        Display current readline key and function bindings, bind  a  key
        sequence  to  a  readline  function  or macro, or set a readline
>     Doesn’t seem to be working, as well as alias-expand-line or 
> history-and-alias-expand-line. Strange bug is, after executing the command 
> above the lowercase ‘l’ cannot be typed into terminal (That doesn’t 
> affect uppercase ‘l’ or letters on the other layout). No, I do not have 
> any aliases like ‘l’, it stops working even if you
>  start a new shell with an empty environment

Sure, since you've just managed to unbind all of the characters in that
command (you didn't provide a command name to bind them to).

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

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