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From: reader@×××××××.com
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Interpret characters in /etc/inputrc
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 13:24:18
The help documentation for /etc/inputrc is found in`man 3 readline'
under section INITIALIZATION FILE and is quite extensive.  However I
don't see any info regarding how to interpret the characters used in

Things like:
  # for linux console and RH/Debian xterm
  "\e[1~": beginning-of-line
  "\e[4~": end-of-line
  #"\e[5~": beginning-of-history
  #"\e[6~": end-of-history
  "\e[5~": history-search-backward
  "\e[6~": history-search-forward
  "\e[3~": delete-char
  "\e[2~": quoted-insert

I happen to know what some of those are from use but how can I tell
what characters are being referred to, that is, what does:
  "\e[2~"  mean in plain english?

I've seen a table somewhere that tells how to read that notation but
can't remember where.

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Re: [gentoo-user] Interpret characters in /etc/inputrc Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>