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[Bug-readline] key bindings proposal

From: frederik
Subject: [Bug-readline] key bindings proposal
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 14:10:54 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

Dear Bug-Readline / Chet,

I've been thinking that it would be good if it were possible for users
to bind key combinations to 'system()' commands in .inputrc. Is this a
possible improvement for which a patch would be accepted?

For example I would like to bind some keys to copy the Readline cut
buffer to the X clipboard, or paste the X clipboard into Readline.
However, rather than introducing a dependency in Readline upon X, I
think it makes more sense to allow users to bind keys to shell scripts
which can do these things.

I find that the existing options for getting text between Emacs and
Readline and my browser are rather cumbersome, and would welcome a way
to configure a better solution.

Also see this thread:


Thoughts appreciated.

Thank you,


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