Command Line Editing Readline Interaction
The following paragraphs describe the notation used to represent keystrokes.
C-K is read as `Control-K' and describes the character
produced when the
K key is pressed while the Control key
M-K is read as `Meta-K' and describes the character
produced when the meta key (if you have one) is depressed, and the
key is pressed. If you do not have a meta key, the identical keystroke
can be generated by typing
ESC first, and then typing
Either process is known as metafying the
M-C-K is read as `Meta-Control-k' and describes the
character produced by metafying
In addition, several keys have their own names. Specifically,
stand for themselves when seen in this text, or in an init file
(see Readline Init File).