One last whack at this problem. I just got email from a reader of this blog. (Well, technically, a reader of Google, which reads everything, so I shouldn’t feel too impressed with myself.) Anyway, he found my blog post and emailed to tell me the problem with my .inputrc, which was that I needed these…
I might have posted too soon yesterday. My irb incorporates readline now, but it appears to honor only emacs keybindings. Bummer, huh? I used to be an emacs user, so I can get by for now, but I’d really like to figure out how to get vi keybindings.
On the Mac, irb doesn’t come with readline baked in. But you can fix that with $ rvm install 1.8.7 -C \ –enable-shared,–with-readline-dir=/opt/local Kudus: Plataformatec, who uses Homebrew and thus /usr/local rather than /opt/local.