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I quite like the Vi mode of bash. Is there any way to make it work in other programs (gnuplot for instance)?

EDIT: As Shawn suggested below, configuring .inputrc and using rlwrap -a -c gnuplot gives Vi mode for gnuplot.

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You can use this mode in any program that uses the readline library by adding set editing-mode vi to ~/.inputrc.

You can also use rlwrap to make other programs use readline.

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Also works with bash. This is my default editing mode in bash. –  Arcege Oct 17 '11 at 1:51

Vimperator is a good plugin for Firefox. The Chrome equivalent is called vrome.

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Also worth checking out: Pentadactyl (Firefox) and Vimium (Chrome). –  Shawn J. Goff Oct 17 '11 at 13:22

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