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From the tcsh man page. excerpt history The first word indicates the number of history events to save. The optional second word (+) indicates the format in which history is printed; if not given, %h\t%T\t%R\n is used. The format sequences are described below under prompt; note the variable meaning of %R. Set to 100 by default. Example ...


Using os.system() in Python to get the output from calling a command is not the way to go. For single commands you can use the function check_output() from the subprocess module. In your situation I would take a look at plumbum it allows you to do things in python like: from plumbum.cmd import zcat, grep chain = zcat["your_file_name.gz"] | grep["-i", ...


The key bindings and ./inputrc file posted in question is for bash. For csh (or tcsh) use a file ~/.bindings and use following syntax. bindkey '^[[1;5C' forward-word bindkey '^[[1;5D' backward-word Realized this after some googling.


The .inputrc file is not a file to be sourced. It should be taken into account automatically by bash or other software using the readline library. If this doesn't work, add a space after the colon, e.g. "\e[1;5C": forward-word (I've always seen a space in this config file).

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