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Bind a key with a command

Terminal - Bind a key with a command
bind '"\C-l":"ls -l\n"'
2010-11-19 09:14:16
User: strzel_a
Bind a key with a command

Now type Ctrl-l and it will list all files


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
bind -x '"\C-l":ls -l'
2010-12-25 22:55:33
User: roalddevries

the -x option is for binding to a shell command

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bind -x '"\C-l":"ll"'

will do the listing without changing anything entered on the current line. Then you can use it in the middle of typing a command.

Comment by eightmillion 230 weeks and 2 days ago

Nice ! Thank you

Comment by strzel_a 230 weeks and 2 days ago

Stick these keybindings into .inputrc and they'll automatically get sourced. Here's a couple useful snippets from mine:

"\e[B": history-search-forward

"\e[A": history-search-backward

"\el": "ls\n"

"\eL": "ls -lh\n"

"\ex": "screen -x\n"

Comment by royalawesome 229 weeks and 6 days ago

The ll assumes that you have an alias such as:

alias ll='ls -l'

otherwise, you can just do:

bind '"\C-l":"ls -l\n"'
Comment by dennisw 229 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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