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echo '"\e\C-i": "\C-awhile true; do ( \C-e ); inotifywait -q -e modify -e close_write *; done\e51\C-b"' >>~/.inputrc
2016-06-10 08:06:50
User: unhammer
Functions: echo
0

Assuming you've written all of

make -j hfst-tokenize && echo doavtter gr?dakursa|./hfst-tokenize --gtd tokeniser-gramcheck-gt-desc.pmhfst

and want that to execute every time you :w in vim (or C-xC-s in Emacs), just hit and it'll turn into

while true; do ( make -j hfst-tokenize && e doavtter gr?dakursa|./hfst-tokenize --gtd tokeniser-gramcheck-gt-desc.pmhfst ); inotifywait -q -e modify -e close_write *; done

with the cursor right before the ')'. Hit enter, and it'll run on each save.

Requires the package inotify-tools installed.

<ESC> v or ctrl-x ctrl-e
2011-04-30 11:08:02
User: pkufranky
Tags: readline
19

Next time you are using your shell, try typing

ctrl-x ctrl-e # in emacs mode

or

<ESC> v # in vi mode

The shell will take what you've written on the command line thus far and paste it into the editor specified by $EDITOR. Then you can edit at leisure using all the powerful macros and commands of vi, emacs, nano, or whatever.

rlwrap sqlite3 database.db
2010-10-09 15:56:08
User: pykler
Tags: readline
7

Enable readline even if the command line application is not using it.

dd [...] p
2010-07-23 23:19:06
User: bartonski
Functions: dd
0

Use this if you're using vi editing mode.

Example use :

sudo vim /root/bin/ ##uh... autocomplete doesn't work... dd sudo ls /root/bin

##ah! that's the name of the file!

<p> sudo vim /root/bin/ ##resume here! Thanks readline!
<ctrl+u> [...] <ctrl+y>
2010-07-23 03:33:46
User: adeverteuil
180

Example :

vim /etc/fstab

## damn

<ctrl+u> sudo <ctrl+y>

## like a boss.

Example 2 :

sudo vim /root/bin/

##uh... autocomplete doesn't work...

<ctrl+u> sudo ls /root/bin

##ah! that's the name of the file!

<ctrl+y> sudo vim /root/bin/ ##resume here! Thanks readline!
<alt+50>-
2010-01-07 15:32:47
User: kobayashison
-3

In bash, by pressing ALT+n and then a character x, x will be printed n times

I know is not the same as the original command, but is correlated.

set -o vi
2009-03-20 16:29:03
User: Viaken
Functions: set
Tags: readline vi
20

This lets you use your favorite vi edit keys to navigate your term.

To set it permanently, put "set editing-mode vi" in your ~/.inputrc or /etc/inputrc.