[issue8491] Need readline command and keybinding information

Mitchell Model report at bugs.python.org
Mon Aug 16 02:05:24 CEST 2010

Mitchell Model <mlm at acm.org> added the comment:

On Aug 5, 2010, at 3:48 PM, Terry J. Reedy wrote:

> Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:
> Can you suggest a specific link and a specific location where to add it?

I would add a sentence to the first paragraph of the readline doc:

	Readline keybindings may be configured via an initialization file, typically .inputrc in your home directory; see 
http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/php/chet/readline/readline.html#SEC9 (or http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/html_node/Readline-Init-File.html) for information about the format and allowable constructs of that file and the capabilities of the readline library in general.

I did a few quick tests and convinced myself that the module's C code's call to rl_initialize actually reads .inputrc (or the value of the environment variable INPUTRC if that is set).

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