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editrc(5)                     File Formats Manual                    editrc(5)


       editrc - configuration file for editline library




       The editrc file defines various settings to be used by the editline(3)

       The format of each line is: is one of the builtin commands.  Refer to
       for more information.  is the program name string that a program
       defines when it calls to set up which is usually will be executed for
       any program which matches may also be a style regular expression, in
       which case will be executed for any program that matches the regular

       If is absent, is executed for all programs.  The library has some
       builtin commands, which affect the way that the line editing and
       history functions operate.  These are based on similar named builtins
       present in the shell.

       The following builtin commands are available: Without options and
       arguments, list all bound keys and macros, and the editor command or
       input string to which each one is bound.  If only is supplied, show the
       binding for that key or macro.  If is supplied, bind the editor to that
       key or macro.

       The options are as follows: List or change key bindings in the mode
       alternate (command mode) key map.  Bind all keys to the standard Emacs-
       like bindings.  is interpreted as a symbolic arrow key name, which may
       be one of or List all editor commands and a short description of each.
       Remove the binding of the key or macro Define a keyboard macro rather
       than a key binding or command macro: is taken as a literal string and
       appended to the input queue whenever is typed.  Bound keys and macros
       in are themselves reinterpreted, and this continues for ten levels of
       interpretation.  Bind all keys to the standard bindings.

       The manual documents all editor commands and contains more information
       about macros and the input queue.  and can contain control characters
       of the form e.g. and the following backslashed escape sequences: Bell
       Backspace Escape Formfeed Newline Carriage return Horizontal tab
       Vertical tab The character corresponding to the octal number nullifies
       the special meaning of the following character, if it has any, notably
       and Exercise terminal capabilities given in If is or the value of that
       capability is printed, with or indicating that the terminal does or
       does not have that capability.  returns an empty string for non-
       existent capabilities, rather than causing an error.  causes messages
       to be verbose.  Enable or disable the functionality in a program.  The
       command lists all entries in the history.  The command sets the history
       size to entries.  The command controls if history should keep duplicate
       entries.  If is non zero, only keep unique history entries.  If is
       zero, then keep all entries (the default).  Set the terminal capability
       to as defined in No sanity checking is done.  Oo Fl Ar mode Oc Oo Ar
       mode Oc Oo Ar char Ns Ic = Ns Ar c Oc Control which tty modes that
       won't allow the user to change.  or tells to act on the or set of tty
       modes respectively; defaulting to

       Without other arguments, lists the modes in the chosen set which are
       fixed on or off lists all tty modes in the chosen set regardless of the
       setting.  With or fixes on or off or removes control of in the chosen
       set.  can also be used to set tty characters to particular values using
       If is empty then the character is set to List the values of all the
       terminal capabilities (see Names the default configuration file for the
       library.  Last resort user configuration file for the library if no
       other file is specified.  The library was written by and this manual
       was written by with some sections inspired by

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