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     editrc — configuration file for editline library




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

     The format of each line is:

           [prog:]command [arg ...]

     command is one of the editline(3) builtin commands.  Refer to BUILTIN COMMANDS for more

     prog is the program name string that a program defines when it calls el_init(3) to set up
     editline(3), which is usually argv[0].  command will be executed for any program which
     matches prog.

     prog may also be a regex(3) style regular expression, in which case command will be executed
     for any program that matches the regular expression.

     If prog is absent, command is executed for all programs.


     The editline 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
     tcsh(1) shell.

     The following builtin commands are available:

     bind [-aeklrsv] [key [command]]
           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 key is supplied, show the binding
           for that key or macro.  If key command is supplied, bind the editor command to that
           key or macro.

           The options are as follows:

           -a    List or change key bindings in the vi(1) mode alternate (command mode) key map.

           -e    Bind all keys to the standard GNU Emacs-like bindings.

           -k    key is interpreted as a symbolic arrow key name, which may be one of ‘up’,
                 ‘down’, ‘left’ or ‘right’.

           -l    List all editor commands and a short description of each.

           -r    Remove the binding of the key or macro key.

           -s    Define a keyboard macro rather than a key binding or command macro: command is
                 taken as a literal string and appended to the input queue whenever key is typed.
                 Bound keys and macros in command are themselves reinterpreted, and this
                 continues for ten levels of interpretation.

           -v    Bind all keys to the standard vi(1)-like bindings.

           The editline(7) manual documents all editor commands and contains more information
           about macros and the input queue.

           key and command can contain control characters of the form ‘^character’ (e.g. ‘^A’),
           and the following backslashed escape sequences:

                 \a    Bell
                 \b    Backspace
                 \e    Escape
                 \f    Formfeed
                 \n    Newline
                 \r    Carriage return
                 \t    Horizontal tab
                 \v    Vertical tab
                 \nnn  The ASCII character corresponding to the octal number nnn.

           ‘\’ nullifies the special meaning of the following character, if it has any, notably
           ‘\’ and ‘^’.

     echotc [-sv] arg ...
           Exercise terminal capabilities given in arg ....  If arg is ‘baud’, ‘cols’, ‘lines’,
           ‘rows’, ‘meta’, or ‘tabs’, the value of that capability is printed, with “yes” or “no”
           indicating that the terminal does or does not have that capability.

           -s returns an empty string for non-existent capabilities, rather than causing an
           error.  -v causes messages to be verbose.

     edit [on | off]
           Enable or disable the editline functionality in a program.

     history list | size n | unique n
           The list command lists all entries in the history.  The size command sets the history
           size to n entries.  The unique command controls if history should keep duplicate
           entries.  If n is non zero, only keep unique history entries.  If n is zero, then keep
           all entries (the default).

     settc cap val
           Set the terminal capability cap to val, as defined in termcap(5).  No sanity checking
           is done.

     setty [-a] [-d] [-q] [-x] [+mode] [-mode] [mode] [char=c]
           Control which tty modes that editrc won't allow the user to change.  -d, -q or -x
           tells setty to act on the ‘edit’, ‘quote’ or ‘execute’ set of tty modes respectively;
           defaulting to -x.

           Without other arguments, setty lists the modes in the chosen set which are fixed on
           (‘+mode’) or off (‘-mode’).  -a lists all tty modes in the chosen set regardless of
           the setting.  With +mode, -mode or mode, fixes mode on or off or removes control of
           mode in the chosen set.

           Setty can also be used to set tty characters to particular values using char=value.
           If value is empty then the character is set to _POSIX_VDISABLE.

           List the values of all the terminal capabilities (see termcap(5)).


     ~/.editrc     User configuration file for the editline(3) library.


     editline(3), regex(3), termcap(5), editline(7)


     The editline library was written by Christos Zoulas, and this manual was written by Luke
     Mewburn, with some sections inspired by tcsh(1).