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Bind a key with a command

Terminal - Bind a key with a command
bind -x '"\C-l":ls -l'
2010-12-25 22:55:33
User: roalddevries
27
Bind a key with a command

the -x option is for binding to a shell command

Alternatives

There are 16 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
bind '"\C-l":"ls -l\n"'
2010-11-19 09:14:16
User: strzel_a
23

Now type Ctrl-l and it will list all files

bind '"<ctrl+v><functionKey>":"command\n"'
2015-05-11 17:59:09
User: nnsense
1

This is a common use of bind. Hitting any key after will output the key's character sequence. This makes possible using it into a bind command. So pressing ctrl+v and then F2 will output "^[[12~", once binded every time you'll press the function key F2 it will execute your command. Added the \n to make it execute it as well.

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What others think

Alternatively, one can put the bind argument in ~/.inputrc file.

Additional benefit is that you can use conditionals there.

Comment by depesz 295 weeks and 4 days ago

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