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Re: No way to 'bind -x' symbolic character names

From: Dennis Williamson
Subject: Re: No way to 'bind -x' symbolic character names
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 08:57:20 -0600

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019, 10:40 AM Nikolaos Kakouros <address@hidden> wrote:

> Using bash version:
> GNU bash, version 5.0.11(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
> Trying to map Backspace to execute a function, I try to do:
> bind -x '"Rubout": my_func'
> This, as expected, binds the string 'Rubout' to the function. Omitting the
> double quotes makes bind fail. Escaping, like `\Rubout`, works neither.
> This is important in the case of Backspace, as there is no (to my
> knowledge) other way to bind the backspace than using Rubout. Using Konsole
> as my terminal emulator, `C-v Backspace` prints `^?` which I haven't
> managed to use with bind.

Backspace is a terminal setting which has precedence. You have to first
undefine it.

stty erase undef
bind -x '"\C-?":my_func'


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