Debian/Ubuntu/Kubuntu Bash/Console/Terminal/Putty Home and End Keys Don't Work or Produce a ~

This is a very weird, annoying and bizarre quirk with many distributions, especially Debian.  The home and end keys don't work, but it's a simple fix as long as you found this article :)

You just have to edit /etc/inputrc:

Find the commented lines as shown below:

# "\e[1~": beginning-of-line
# "\e[4~": end-of-line

*If you can't find the above, just copy and paste the code below into your inputrc, it will enable your Home & End keys to work, saving you time so you don't have to keep using the arrow key to edit your commands

Remove the comments :)

 "\e[1~": beginning-of-line
 "\e[4~": end-of-line

Save the file, and now restart your terminal/bash/putty/console session and you'll see the Home and End keys now work instead of producing tilda ~ (in bash you can simply just type "bash" and you'll see the settings will be applied instantly)

I still have not figured out why the Home & End keys in vi produce unwanted/unexpected results, instead of moving the cursor to the Home or End position, it just capitalizes the current letter which is very annoying.


Tags:

debian, ubuntu, kubuntu, bash, console, terminal, putty, quirk, distributions, edit, etc, inputrc, commented, quot, enable, arrow, commands, comments, restart, ll, producing, tilda, settings, applied, instantly, vi, unwanted, cursor, capitalizes,

Latest Articles

  • How to resize a pdf without losing much quality in Linux Mint Ubuntu Debian Redhat Solution
  • qemu: could not load PC BIOS 'bios-256k.bin' solution
  • Proxmox How To Custom Partition During Install
  • Hyper-V Linux VM Boots to Black Screen, Storage, NIC Not Found Issues
  • Ubuntu Mint How to Fix Missing/Broken /dev and /dev/pts which causes terminal to immediately close exit and not work
  • How high can a Xeon CPU get?
  • bash fix PATH environment variable "command not found" solution
  • Ubuntu Linux Mint Debian Redhat Youtube Cannot Play HD or 4K videos, dropped frames or high CPU usage with Nvidia or AMD Driver
  • hostapd example configuration for high speed AC on 5GHz using WPA2
  • hostapd how to enable and use WPS to connect wireless devices like printers
  • Dell Server Workstation iDRAC Dead after Firmware Update Solution R720, R320, R730
  • Cloned VM/Server/Computer in Linux won't boot and goes to initramfs busybox Solution
  • How To Add Windows 7 8 10 11 to GRUB Boot List Dual Booting
  • How to configure OpenDKIM on Linux with Postfix and setup bind zonefile
  • Debian Ubuntu 10/11/12 Linux how to get tftpd-hpa server setup tutorial
  • efibootmgr: option requires an argument -- 'd' efibootmgr version 15 grub-install.real: error: efibootmgr failed to register the boot entry: Operation not permitted.
  • Apache Error Won't start SSL Cert Issue Solution Unable to configure verify locations for client authentication SSL Library Error: 151441510 error:0906D066:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:bad end line SSL Library Error: 185090057 error:0B084009:x509 certif
  • Linux Debian Mint Ubuntu Bridge br0 gets random IP
  • redis requirements
  • How to kill a docker swarm