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I'm using terminator along with fish and I want to use Alt-Left etc for navigating terminator and Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-right to move the cursor by word. The problem is when I do

bind \cleft backward-word

it doesn't change the behavior of of Ctrl-left or right. This seems to follow what the documentation and I pulled the key and the command from the -K and -f flags and

bind -a

shows that the bindings exists.

I've used the same command for other sequences, but I can't get this one to work. Am I missing something?

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I fixed it on my end. This goes in the config:

bind \e\[1\;5C forward-word
bind \e\[1\;5D backward-word

"source" it by executing:

. .config/fish/config.fish

("." is source in fish)

Hope that helps you!

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Great! But I'm having a problem getting this to run automatically every time I open a terminal. I don't want to source it manually every time. Is there a way to do it automatically? –  Seb Sep 6 '12 at 15:24
@Seb Same here. I don't use fish frequently enough (due to these kinds of issues) for this to have been an issue, so I am still sourcing manually. I would very much like to know, though. You could open a question I guess? –  eggonlegs Sep 9 '12 at 18:57
the "~/.bash_profile" for fish is in ~/.config/fish/config.fish (if it doesn't exist create it). To have it run on login do this: if status --is-login bind \e[1\;5C forward-word bind \e[1\;5D backward-word end –  Steve Apr 23 '13 at 20:57
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The "~/.bash_profile" for fish is in ~/.config/fish/config.fish (if it doesn't exist create it). To have it run on login put this in the config.fish file:

if status --is-login
 bind \e\[1\;5C forward-word
 bind \e\[1\;5D backward-word
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