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Re: [Bug-readline] key bindings proposal

From: frederik
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] key bindings proposal
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 20:34:31 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.1 (2016-04-27)

Hi Chet,

Thanks for explaining your views.

Bash has a facility which I believe is based on binding a key to a
string which is executed as if entered at the prompt, is that correct?
Or were you referring to something else?


On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 02:53:02PM -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> On 5/2/16 5:10 PM, address@hidden wrote:
> > 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?
> I'd like to see a couple of different implementations of this before
> putting it into Readline proper (since it would require extensive
> changes to binding and key sequence types).  Bash has one, and it works
> pretty well.  You could use that as a basis for a separate implementation
> that would help flesh out the idea and identify any limitations in the
> current Readline support.
> Chet
> -- 
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> Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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