0

I just learned that CtrlxCtrle in the Bash CLI will open the current command in a VIM buffer for editing. That is nice, but where I really need this feature is the MySQL CLI interpreter, and that keyboard shortcut does not work there. I am aware of the inherent readline VIM feature, but I find it more annoying then useful. Is there any way to open the current MySQL command in a VIM buffer just as is possible with a Bash command line?

2

edit, or \e.

This could be found by running $ man commandname.

  • Thank you Romaini. I did search google, but I did not read the mysql manpage yet. I will go over that, and some other manpages that I have been meaning to review. Thank you! – dotancohen Dec 18 '12 at 15:55
  • 1
    I should note for future readers that this method is extremely limited. Only the last command can be edited, and the finished command is not shown in the MySQL CLI. – dotancohen Dec 18 '12 at 18:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.