EDITRC(5)                 NetBSD 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 ter-
           minal 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 won't 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.

FILES
     ~/.editrc     User configuration file for the editline(3) library.

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).

NetBSD 6.0                     January 10, 2013                     NetBSD 6.0

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