Bind a key with a command

bind -x '"\C-l":ls -l'
the -x option is for binding to a shell command

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2010-12-25 22:55:33

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  • Now type Ctrl-l and it will list all files


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    bind '"\C-l":"ls -l\n"'
    strzel_a · 2010-11-19 09:14:16 5
  • 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. Show Sample Output


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    bind '"<ctrl+v><functionKey>":"command\n"'
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 17:59:09 2

What Others Think

Alternatively, one can put the bind argument in ~/.inputrc file. Additional benefit is that you can use conditionals there.
depesz · 407 weeks and 4 days ago

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