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Re: The humble <DEL> and other editing keys

> * ~/.inputrc works. /etc/inputrc doesn't. Why?

Aaaah my cockpit error :::::-) Bash only checks for the existence of the
user's or individuals' readline initialisation file.

> * Is there documentation for this? Specific to Cygwin? Or,
>    not necessary due to complete compatibility. Does
>    terminfo, play a role, here?

Well I found this out ages ago when I first started playing with bash/unix>
I do have this in my bookmarks that might be of interest:


> * How does one go about writing documentation for Cygwin?
>    I'm interested.

Erm...Well just write it! ;-) If you mean you want to write about the
differences between vanilla UNIX and Cygwin then there's quite a bit in the
user's guide and the faq, both are linked on the main cygwin homepage
(<>). Otherwise, not too sure. Take a look at the
docs/howto's that come with cygwin packages in the /usr/doc/Cygwin

> * What are the names of the forward and backward word  keys
>    in 'bash', and how do I set them to <CTRL-right-arrow> and
>    <CTRL-left-arrow>. (I have the environment variable,
>    'EDITOR', set to 'TextPad".)

Do you mean you want to perform an action when you do a C+Right-Arrow? That
can be done in the ~/.inputrc file. You should be able to find out more in
that link above.


Elfyn McBratney

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