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Re: [alpine-devel] Missing /etc/inputrc

From: Gennady Feldman <gena01_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:44:49 -0500

I had issues with Home/End keys in default (emacs) bash editing mode.

I just sent a PR to add inputrc to readline package.

Thank you,

Gennady

On Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 7:25 PM, A. Wilcox <awilfox_at_adelielinux.org> wrote:

> On 01/09/18 12:11, Gennady Feldman wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've ran into an issue where some of the common keys where not working
> > inside bash in Alpine.
>
>
> "some of the common keys" is vague here. I'm assuming you probably mean
> the emacs bindings like ^A, ^K, etc?
>
>
> > The fix was actually quite trivial. I just had to
> > copy /etc/inputrc from another box. This leads me to the question as to
> > why Alpine doesn't provide /etc/inputrc as part of a package?
>
>
> Using these packages:
>
> Installed: Available:
> bash-4.4.12-r1 = 4.4.12-r1
> readline-7.0.003-r0 = 7.0.003-r0
>
> I don't need an /etc/inputrc to use ^A, ^K, etc in bash. (I use zsh in
> vim mode typically, so I wouldn't typically notice.) It looks like
> maybe this also handles ^← ^→ for word skipping, which does *not* work
> here in this bash.
>
> > alpine-baselayout?
>
> Since this is a readline file, it should probably be provided by
> readline; I'm not sure why Gentoo puts it in sys-apps/baselayout.
> Debian has it in readline-common (as /usr/share/readline/inputrc).
> Fedora has it in setup[noarch] ("A set of configuration and setup
> files"); presumably, this is because they customise it beyond the
> readline library's shipped example file, and because readline is a part
> of their _at_system repo.
>
>
> So, tl;dr: +1 on shipping an /etc/inputrc in readline package.
>
>
> Best,
> --arw
>
> --
> A. Wilcox (awilfox)
> Project Lead, Adélie Linux
> http://adelielinux.org
>
>



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