Wednesday, March 30, 2011

MacOS: bash command line editing

This will let you use emacs or vi capabilities in the command line


set -o vi # for vi mode
set -o emacs # for emacs mode

Emacs command line editing cheat-sheet:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/985254/Bash-Emacs-Editing-Mode-readline-Cheat-Sheet

1 comment:

  1. This isn't just MacOS, nor just bash - it is posix standard, so will work with bash, ksh, and should work with posix-compliant sh shells anywhere (mac, windows, e.g. u-win, cygwin, or win-bash), all sorts of flavors of linux.

    That is - this is pretty standard.

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