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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

bind

Synopsis

                     
                        bind
                      [options]

                        bind
                      [options] key:function

Print or set the bindings that allow keys to invoke functions such as cursor movement and line editing. Typical syntax choices for keys are "\C-t" for Ctrl-T and "\M-t" or "\et" for Esc-T (quoting is needed to escape the sequences from the shell). Function names can be seen though the -l option.

Options

-f filename

Consult filename for bindings, which should be in the same format as on the bind command line.

-l

Print all Readline functions, which are functions that can be bound to keys.

-m keymap

Specify a keymap for this and further bindings. Possible keymaps are emacs, emacs-standard, emacs-meta, emacs-ctlx, vi, vi-move, vi-command, and vi-insert.

-p

Display all functions and the keys that invoke them, in the format by which keys can be set.

-q function

Display the key bindings that invoke function.

-r key

Remove the binding attached to key so that it no longer works.

-s

Display all macros and the keys that invoke them, in the format by which keys can be set.

-u function

Remove all the bindings attached to function so that no keys will invoke it.

-v

Display all Readline variables (settings that affect history and line editing) and their current settings, in the format by which variables can be set.

-x key : command

Bind key to a shell command.

-P

Display all bound keys and the functions they invoke.

-S

Display all macros and the keys that invoke them.

-V

Display all Readline variables (settings that affect history ...

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