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EDITRC(5)		    BSD File Formats Manual		     EDITRC(5)

NAME
     editrc — configuration file for editline library

SYNOPSIS
     editrc

DESCRIPTION
     The editrc file defines various settings to be used by the editline(3)
     library.

     The format of each line is:
	   [prog:]command [arg [...]]

     command is one of the editline(3) builtin commands.  Refer to BUILTIN
     COMMANDS for more information.

     prog is the program name string that a program defines when it calls
     el_init(3) to set up editline(3), which is usually argv[0].  command will
     be executed for any program which matches prog.

     prog may also be a regex(3) style regular expression, in which case
     command will be executed for any program that matches the regular expres‐
     sion.

     If prog is absent, command is executed for all programs.

BUILTIN COMMANDS
     The editline library has some builtin commands, which affect the way that
     the line editing and history functions operate.  These are based on simi‐
     lar named builtins present in the tcsh(1) shell.

     The following builtin commands are available:

     bind [-a] [-e] [-k] [-l] [-r] [-s] [-v] [key [command]]
	   Without options, list all bound keys, and the editor command to
	   which each is bound.	 If key is supplied, show the bindings for
	   key.	 If key command is supplied, bind command to key.  Options
	   include:

	   -e	 Bind all keys to the standard GNU Emacs-like bindings.

	   -v	 Bind all keys to the standard vi(1)-like bindings.

	   -a	 List or change key bindings in the vi(1) mode alternate (com‐
		 mand mode) key map.

	   -k	 key is interpreted as a symbolic arrow key name, which may be
		 one of ‘up’, ‘down’, ‘left’ or ‘right’.

	   -l	 List all editor commands and a short description of each.

	   -r	 Remove a key's binding.

	   -s	 command is taken as a literal string and treated as terminal
		 input when key is typed.  Bound keys in command are them‐
		 selves reinterpreted, and this continues for ten levels of
		 interpretation.

	   command may be one of the commands documented in EDITOR COMMANDS
	   below, or another key.

	   key and command can contain control characters of the form
	   ‘^character’ (e.g. ‘^A’), and the following backslashed escape
	   sequences:

		 \a    Bell
		 \b    Backspace
		 \e    Escape
		 \f    Formfeed
		 \n    Newline
		 \r    Carriage return
		 \t    Horizontal tab
		 \v    Vertical tab
		 \nnn  The ASCII character corresponding to the octal number
		       nnn.

	   ‘\’ nullifies the special meaning of the following character, if it
	   has any, notably ‘\’ and ‘^’.

     echotc [-sv] arg ...
	   Exercise terminal capabilities given in arg ....  If arg is ‘baud’,
	   ‘cols’, ‘lines’, ‘rows’, ‘meta or’ ‘tabs’, the value of that capa‐
	   bility is printed, with “yes” or “no” indicating that the terminal
	   does or does not have that capability.

	   -s returns an empty string for non-existent capabilities, rather
	   than causing an error.  -v causes messages to be verbose.

     edit [on | off]
	   Enable or disable the editline functionality in a program.

     history list | size n | unique n
	   The list command lists all entries in the history.  The size com‐
	   mand sets the history size to n entries.  The unique command con‐
	   trols if history should keep duplicate entries.  If n is non zero,
	   only keep unique history entries.  If n is zero, then keep all
	   entries (the default).

     telltc
	   List the values of all the terminal capabilities (see termcap(5)).

     settc cap val
	   Set the terminal capability cap to val, as defined in termcap(5).
	   No sanity checking is done.

     setty [-a] [-d] [-q] [-x] [+mode] [-mode] [mode] [char=c]
	   Control which tty modes that editrc will not allow the user to
	   change.  -d, -q or -x tells setty to act on the ‘edit’, ‘quote’ or
	   ‘execute’ set of tty modes respectively; defaulting to -x.

	   Without other arguments, setty lists the modes in the chosen set
	   which are fixed on (‘+mode’) or off (‘-mode’).  -a lists all tty
	   modes in the chosen set regardless of the setting.  With +mode,
	   -mode or mode, fixes mode on or off or removes control of mode in
	   the chosen set.

	   Setty can also be used to set tty characters to particular values
	   using char=value.  If value is empty then the character is set to
	   _POSIX_VDISABLE.

EDITOR COMMANDS
     The following editor commands are available for use in key bindings:

     vi-paste-next
	   Vi paste previous deletion to the right of the cursor.

     vi-paste-prev
	   Vi paste previous deletion to the left of the cursor.

     vi-prev-space-word
	   Vi move to the previous space delimited word.

     vi-prev-word
	   Vi move to the previous word.

     vi-next-space-word
	   Vi move to the next space delimited word.

     vi-next-word
	   Vi move to the next word.

     vi-change-case
	   Vi change case of character under the cursor and advance one char‐
	   acter.

     vi-change-meta
	   Vi change prefix command.

     vi-insert-at-bol
	   Vi enter insert mode at the beginning of line.

     vi-replace-char
	   Vi replace character under the cursor with the next character
	   typed.

     vi-replace-mode
	   Vi enter replace mode.

     vi-substitute-char
	   Vi replace character under the cursor and enter insert mode.

     vi-substitute-line
	   Vi substitute entire line.

     vi-change-to-eol
	   Vi change to end of line.

     vi-insert
	   Vi enter insert mode.

     vi-add
	   Vi enter insert mode after the cursor.

     vi-add-at-eol
	   Vi enter insert mode at end of line.

     vi-delete-meta
	   Vi delete prefix command.

     vi-end-word
	   Vi move to the end of the current space delimited word.

     vi-to-end-word
	   Vi move to the end of the current word.

     vi-undo
	   Vi undo last change.

     vi-command-mode
	   Vi enter command mode (use alternative key bindings).

     vi-zero
	   Vi move to the beginning of line.

     vi-delete-prev-char
	   Vi move to previous character (backspace).

     vi-list-or-eof
	   Vi list choices for completion or indicate end of file if empty
	   line.

     vi-kill-line-prev
	   Vi cut from beginning of line to cursor.

     vi-search-prev
	   Vi search history previous.

     vi-search-next
	   Vi search history next.

     vi-repeat-search-next
	   Vi repeat current search in the same search direction.

     vi-repeat-search-prev
	   Vi repeat current search in the opposite search direction.

     vi-next-char
	   Vi move to the character specified next.

     vi-prev-char
	   Vi move to the character specified previous.

     vi-to-next-char
	   Vi move up to the character specified next.

     vi-to-prev-char
	   Vi move up to the character specified previous.

     vi-repeat-next-char
	   Vi repeat current character search in the same search direction.

     vi-repeat-prev-char
	   Vi repeat current character search in the opposite search direc‐
	   tion.

     em-delete-or-list
	   Delete character under cursor or list completions if at end of
	   line.

     em-delete-next-word
	   Cut from cursor to end of current word.

     em-yank
	   Paste cut buffer at cursor position.

     em-kill-line
	   Cut the entire line and save in cut buffer.

     em-kill-region
	   Cut area between mark and cursor and save in cut buffer.

     em-copy-region
	   Copy area between mark and cursor to cut buffer.

     em-gosmacs-transpose
	   Exchange the two characters before the cursor.

     em-next-word
	   Move next to end of current word.

     em-upper-case
	   Uppercase the characters from cursor to end of current word.

     em-capitol-case
	   Capitalize the characters from cursor to end of current word.

     em-lower-case
	   Lowercase the characters from cursor to end of current word.

     em-set-mark
	   Set the mark at cursor.

     em-exchange-mark
	   Exchange the cursor and mark.

     em-universal-argument
	   Universal argument (argument times 4).

     em-meta-next
	   Add 8th bit to next character typed.

     em-toggle-overwrite
	   Switch from insert to overwrite mode or vice versa.

     em-copy-prev-word
	   Copy current word to cursor.

     em-inc-search-next
	   Emacs incremental next search.

     em-inc-search-prev
	   Emacs incremental reverse search.

     ed-end-of-file
	   Indicate end of file.

     ed-insert
	   Add character to the line.

     ed-delete-prev-word
	   Delete from beginning of current word to cursor.

     ed-delete-next-char
	   Delete character under cursor.

     ed-kill-line
	   Cut to the end of line.

     ed-move-to-end
	   Move cursor to the end of line.

     ed-move-to-beg
	   Move cursor to the beginning of line.

     ed-transpose-chars
	   Exchange the character to the left of the cursor with the one under
	   it.

     ed-next-char
	   Move to the right one character.

     ed-prev-word
	   Move to the beginning of the current word.

     ed-prev-char
	   Move to the left one character.

     ed-quoted-insert
	   Add the next character typed verbatim.

     ed-digit
	   Adds to argument or enters a digit.

     ed-argument-digit
	   Digit that starts argument.

     ed-unassigned
	   Indicates unbound character.

     ed-tty-sigint
	   Tty interrupt character.

     ed-tty-dsusp
	   Tty delayed suspend character.

     ed-tty-flush-output
	   Tty flush output characters.

     ed-tty-sigquit
	   Tty quit character.

     ed-tty-sigtstp
	   Tty suspend character.

     ed-tty-stop-output
	   Tty disallow output characters.

     ed-tty-start-output
	   Tty allow output characters.

     ed-newline
	   Execute command.

     ed-delete-prev-char
	   Delete the character to the left of the cursor.

     ed-clear-screen
	   Clear screen leaving current line at the top.

     ed-redisplay
	   Redisplay everything.

     ed-start-over
	   Erase current line and start from scratch.

     ed-sequence-lead-in
	   First character in a bound sequence.

     ed-prev-history
	   Move to the previous history line.

     ed-next-history
	   Move to the next history line.

     ed-search-prev-history
	   Search previous in history for a line matching the current.

     ed-search-next-history
	   Search next in history for a line matching the current.

     ed-prev-line
	   Move up one line.

     ed-next-line
	   Move down one line.

     ed-command
	   Editline extended command.

SEE ALSO
     editline(3), regex(3), termcap(5)

AUTHORS
     The editline library was written by Christos Zoulas, and this manual was
     written by Luke Mewburn, with some sections inspired by tcsh(1).

BSD			       October 18, 2003				   BSD
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