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Old 03-14-2004, 04:23 AM   #1
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dvorak layout = can't use bash functions with xterm


I have the following line in my XF86Config-4 file so I can use a dvorak keyboard:

Option "XkbLayout" "dvorak"

I'm using bash in an xterm window. The problem is when I type alt-f to go forward one word I get a character. When I was using tcsh all I had to do was set the environment variable NOREBIND and I could use the alt key. Is there something similar in bash? I couldn't find anything in the man page.

This doesn't happen when I use aterm instead of xterm.
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Old 03-14-2004, 06:35 PM   #3
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Cool thanks.

I put the following line in my ~/.inputrc file:

set convert-meta On

and now everything works fine.

I'm still confused though. Why did it work for aterm and not xterm? And according to the bash manual the convert-meta variable defaults to On, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Thanks again!


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