bind

 

Get help on Linux bind Command.

 

   Linux bind command is use to set redline key bindings and variables.  The Linux bind command is one of bash shell built in command.  The command example below show how to get help on Linux bind command using shell command, this help show information on how to use the Linux bind command, the bind command options and the arguments that can be use with Linux bind command.

 

Get Linux bind command help

 

  Execute help command and the name of Linux command that we want the help file, the example below we execute help command get the help for bind command.

bind linux command

[linux@fedora11 ~]$ help bind

bind: bind [-lpvsPVS] [-m keymap] [-f filename] [-q name] [-u name] [-r keyseq] [-x keyseq:shell-command] [keyseq:readline-function or readline-command]

    Set Readline key bindings and variables.

 

    Bind a key sequence to a Readline function or a macro, or set a

    Readline variable.  The non-option argument syntax is equivalent to

    that found in ~/.inputrc, but must be passed as a single argument:

    e.g., bind '"\C-x\C-r": re-read-init-file'.

 

    Options:

      -m  keymap         Use KEYMAP as the keymap for the duration of this

                         command.  Acceptable keymap names are emacs,

                         emacs-standard, emacs-meta, emacs-ctlx, vi, vi-move,

                         vi-command, and vi-insert.

      -l                 List names of functions.

      -P                 List function names and bindings.

      -p                 List functions and bindings in a form that can be

                         reused as input.

      -S                 List key sequences that invoke macros and their values

      -s                 List key sequences that invoke macros and their values

                         in a form that can be reused as input.

      -V                 List variable names and values

      -v                 List variable names and values in a form that can

                         be reused as input.

      -q  function-name  Query about which keys invoke the named function.

      -u  function-name  Unbind all keys which are bound to the named function.

      -r  keyseq         Remove the binding for KEYSEQ.

      -f  filename       Read key bindings from FILENAME.

      -x  keyseq:shell-command  Cause SHELL-COMMAND to be executed when

                                KEYSEQ is entered.

 

    Exit Status:

    bind returns 0 unless an unrecognized option is given or an error occurs.

[linux@fedora11 ~]$

 

 

 

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