I'm on a roll today, here's another question:
How come when I put these into
.inputrc, they both do the same thing?
TAB: menu-complete Shift-TAB: menu-complete-reverse
i.e. they both do whatever the last one says.
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Readline doesn't know anything about a modifier called
Shift, and quietly ignores unknown modifier names. Try
To bind an action to Shift+Tab, you need to find out what escape sequence your terminal sends. In bash, run
cat and type Ctrl+V then Shift+Tab. This will insert the escape sequence literally. It's likely that the first character will be an escape character, shown as
^[; different terminals have different escape sequences, but common possibilities are
␛[Z (i.e. escape, left bracket, capital Z) and
␛␉ (i.e. escape, tab). Bind the key appropriately in
\e means an escape character).
"\e\t": menu-complete-backward "\e[Z": menu-complete-backward