keefaz: I noticed the default editor after I attempted
to open an sql script from inside mysql: I saw the typical
~ in a vertical line from top to bottom.
solnul: no luck on your suggestion from inside mysql.
Maybe there is something else going on here that I need
to sort out. I managed to set the editor to emacs via my
.bash_profile. However, I cannot get to the scripts I
want. I know I am getting closer to resolving this puzzle.
By the way, I do not have a file named .inputrc.
Thanx for the feedback anyway