zsh and keys setup

Reid Rivenburgh reidr at pobox.com
Thu Jul 3 17:21:12 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Bruno Costacurta <pubmb.bco at pt.lu> wrote:
> Hello,
> how to setup keys under ZSH shell ?
> Default setup is not working (or at least seem totally not logical...)
> as 'Home' or 'End' do nothing, delete-char is deleting the left character
> where the right character is expected ..etc..
> I'm using Fedora-9

I don't know why your setup would be acting funny, but the details
about binding keys can be found in the zshzle man page.

I'm using cygwin at the moment (I know, I know) and had been meaning
to fix a few of its keys for a long time.  You motivated me to finally
do it!  I fired up vi on my .zshrc and added this line:

bindkey "^[[3~" delete-char

That worked for me.  After the first quote, I did control-v [delete
key].  If you cut and pasted that line from somewhere, you may not
have gotten the correct characters, so I'd suggest doing it like I
did.  For the home and end keys, I did something similar:

bindkey "^[[H" beginning-of-line
bindkey "^[[F" end-of-line

For me, for some strange reason, I was getting "^[OF" in vi.  So be
careful of that....

Anyway, hope that helps; there may be better ways to accomplish this.


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