By default the editor is in input mode.
|erase||(User defined erase character as defined by the stty command, usually ^H or #.) Delete previous character.|
|^W||Delete the previous blank separated word.|
|^D||Terminate the shell.|
|^V||Escape next character. Editing characters, the user's erase or kill characters may be entered in a command line or in a search string if preceded by a ^V. The ^V removes the next character's editing features (if any).|
|\||Escape the next erase or kill character.|