The terminal bell rings in several scenarios. To name a few:
- when you attempt to delete when at the beginning of a prompt
- when you attempt to tab complete with no valid options
- in vim, when you attempt to move the cursor when i cannot move (i.e. move down while on the last line)
And there's plenty others. What I want to do is make is to the only time the bell will ring is when I deliberately make it ring, such as with
echo -e "\a".
set bell-style none to my
.inputrc, but it still rings in vim, and if I start tmux, I get the first 2 bells above as well. I it possible to tell bash never to ring the bell unless I deliberately tell it to?