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8.4.8 Some Miscellaneous Commands
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're-read-init-file (C-x C-r)'
     Read in the contents of the INPUTRC file, and incorporate any
     bindings or variable assignments found there.

'abort (C-g)'
     Abort the current editing command and ring the terminal's bell
     (subject to the setting of 'bell-style').

'do-uppercase-version (M-a, M-b, M-X, ...)'
     If the metafied character X is lowercase, run the command that is
     bound to the corresponding uppercase character.

'prefix-meta (<ESC>)'
     Metafy the next character typed.  This is for keyboards without a
     meta key.  Typing '<ESC> f' is equivalent to typing 'M-f'.

'undo (C-_ or C-x C-u)'
     Incremental undo, separately remembered for each line.

'revert-line (M-r)'
     Undo all changes made to this line.  This is like executing the
     'undo' command enough times to get back to the beginning.

'tilde-expand (M-&)'
     Perform tilde expansion on the current word.

'set-mark (C-@)'
     Set the mark to the point.  If a numeric argument is supplied, the
     mark is set to that position.

'exchange-point-and-mark (C-x C-x)'
     Swap the point with the mark.  The current cursor position is set
     to the saved position, and the old cursor position is saved as the
     mark.

'character-search (C-])'
     A character is read and point is moved to the next occurrence of
     that character.  A negative count searches for previous
     occurrences.

'character-search-backward (M-C-])'
     A character is read and point is moved to the previous occurrence
     of that character.  A negative count searches for subsequent
     occurrences.

'insert-comment (M-#)'
     Without a numeric argument, the value of the 'comment-begin'
     variable is inserted at the beginning of the current line.  If a
     numeric argument is supplied, this command acts as a toggle: if the
     characters at the beginning of the line do not match the value of
     'comment-begin', the value is inserted, otherwise the characters in
     'comment-begin' are deleted from the beginning of the line.  In
     either case, the line is accepted as if a newline had been typed.
     The default value of 'comment-begin' causes this command to make
     the current line a shell comment.  If a numeric argument causes the
     comment character to be removed, the line will be executed by the
     shell.

'dump-functions ()'
     Print all of the functions and their key bindings to the Readline
     output stream.  If a numeric argument is supplied, the output is
     formatted in such a way that it can be made part of an INPUTRC
     file.  This command is unbound by default.

'dump-variables ()'
     Print all of the settable variables and their values to the
     Readline output stream.  If a numeric argument is supplied, the
     output is formatted in such a way that it can be made part of an
     INPUTRC file.  This command is unbound by default.

'dump-macros ()'
     Print all of the Readline key sequences bound to macros and the
     strings they output.  If a numeric argument is supplied, the output
     is formatted in such a way that it can be made part of an INPUTRC
     file.  This command is unbound by default.

'glob-complete-word (M-g)'
     The word before point is treated as a pattern for pathname
     expansion, with an asterisk implicitly appended.  This pattern is
     used to generate a list of matching file names for possible
     completions.

'glob-expand-word (C-x *)'
     The word before point is treated as a pattern for pathname
     expansion, and the list of matching file names is inserted,
     replacing the word.  If a numeric argument is supplied, a '*' is
     appended before pathname expansion.

'glob-list-expansions (C-x g)'
     The list of expansions that would have been generated by
     'glob-expand-word' is displayed, and the line is redrawn.  If a
     numeric argument is supplied, a '*' is appended before pathname
     expansion.

'display-shell-version (C-x C-v)'
     Display version information about the current instance of Bash.

'shell-expand-line (M-C-e)'
     Expand the line as the shell does.  This performs alias and history
     expansion as well as all of the shell word expansions (Note: Shell
     Expansions).

'history-expand-line (M-^)'
     Perform history expansion on the current line.

'magic-space ()'
     Perform history expansion on the current line and insert a space
     (Note: History Interaction).

'alias-expand-line ()'
     Perform alias expansion on the current line (Note: Aliases).

'history-and-alias-expand-line ()'
     Perform history and alias expansion on the current line.

'insert-last-argument (M-. or M-_)'
     A synonym for 'yank-last-arg'.

'operate-and-get-next (C-o)'
     Accept the current line for execution and fetch the next line
     relative to the current line from the history for editing.  Any
     argument is ignored.

'edit-and-execute-command (C-xC-e)'
     Invoke an editor on the current command line, and execute the
     result as shell commands.  Bash attempts to invoke '$VISUAL',
     '$EDITOR', and 'emacs' as the editor, in that order.


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