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8. Command Line Editing

This chapter describes the basic features of the GNU command line editing interface. Command line editing is provided by the Readline library, which is used by several different programs, including Bash.

8.1 Introduction to Line Editing  Notation used in this text.
8.2 Readline Interaction  The minimum set of commands for editing a line.
8.3 Readline Init File  Customizing Readline from a user's view.
8.4 Bindable Readline Commands  A description of most of the Readline commands available for binding
8.5 Readline vi Mode  A short description of how to make Readline behave like the vi editor.
8.6 Programmable Completion  How to specify the possible completions for a specific command.
8.7 Programmable Completion Builtins  Builtin commands to specify how to complete arguments for a particular command.


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