8.4 Bindable Readline Commands

Commands For Moving:    Moving about the line.
Commands For History:    Getting at previous lines.
Commands For Text:    Commands for changing text.
Commands For Killing:    Commands for killing and yanking.
Numeric Arguments:    Specifying numeric arguments, repeat counts.
Commands For Completion:    Getting Readline to do the typing for you.
Keyboard Macros:    Saving and re-executing typed characters
Miscellaneous Commands:    Other miscellaneous commands.

This section describes Readline commands that may be bound to key sequences. You can list your key bindings by executing bind -P or, for a more terse format, suitable for an inputrc file, bind -p. (See Bash Builtins.) Command names without an accompanying key sequence are unbound by default.

In the following descriptions, point refers to the current cursor position, and mark refers to a cursor position saved by the set-mark command. The text between the point and mark is referred to as the region.