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I can not find the mapping in bind -p nor in stty -a. Also, it only works in the terminal emulators I've tried (xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal) and not in the linux system console. I think it's traditionally an emacs mapping.

EDIT: When I enter ^V^/ bash prints ^_, which is mapped to undo in bind. But where is ^/ mapped to ^_?

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It's the terminal emulator which generates it (it does get raw X event and generate a stream of bytes and the pseudo terminal handling doesn't have a notion of modifier keys, ^_ is a control character of code 037).

The origin of this mapping is probably in VT100 which mapped both CTRL-? and CTRL-/ to character 037 and didn't apparently map CTRL-_ to anything. Terminal emulators I've tried map CTRL-? to either 037 of 177.

VT220 did something else, but some of its mappings are still available at least in an XTerm.

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Does that mean the mapping would only be found in the source code of the terminal emulator? – bug Jul 4 '13 at 10:49
That or its configuration files (XTerm configuration is able to handle translation of X keypresses to strings -- but I don't see any in the appdefault installed here). – AProgrammer Jul 4 '13 at 10:51

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