The terminal does not let me type the letter R (Lowercase r). Why is this. I am fine with sending you files but not files that need sudo access because I do not have sudo and I don't have the super user password.

Here's my /etc/inputrc file:

# /etc/inputrc - global inputrc for libreadline
# See readline(3readline) and `info rluserman' for more information.

# Be 8 bit clean.
set input-meta on
set output-meta on

# To allow the use of 8bit-characters like the german umlauts, uncomment
# the line below. However this makes the meta key not work as a meta key,
# which is annoying to those which don't need to type in 8-bit characters.

# set convert-meta off

# try to enable the application keypad when it is called.  Some systems
# need this to enable the arrow keys.
# set enable-keypad on

# see /usr/share/doc/bash/inputrc.arrows for other codes of arrow keys

# do not bell on tab-completion
# set bell-style none
# set bell-style visible

# some defaults / modifications for the emacs mode
$if mode=emacs

# allow the use of the Home/End keys
"\e[1~": beginning-of-line
"\e[4~": end-of-line

# allow the use of the Delete/Insert keys
"\e[3~": delete-char
"\e[2~": quoted-insert

# mappings for "page up" and "page down" to step to the beginning/end
# of the history
# "\e[5~": beginning-of-history
# "\e[6~": end-of-history

# alternate mappings for "page up" and "page down" to search the history
# "\e[5~": history-search-backward
# "\e[6~": history-search-forward

# mappings for Ctrl-left-arrow and Ctrl-right-arrow for word moving
"\e[1;5C": forward-word
"\e[1;5D": backward-word
"\e[5C": forward-word
"\e[5D": backward-word
"\e\e[C": forward-word
"\e\e[D": backward-word

$if term=rxvt
"\e[7~": beginning-of-line
"\e[8~": end-of-line
"\eOc": forward-word
"\eOd": backward-word

# for non RH/Debian xterm, can't hurt for RH/Debian xterm
# "\eOH": beginning-of-line
# "\eOF": end-of-line

# for freebsd console
# "\e[H": beginning-of-line
# "\e[F": end-of-line


Contents of /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc:

# im-config(8) generated on Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:45:02 +0900
run_im default
  • This is a very similar story: askubuntu.com/questions/616525/… You can show us the file relevant in this story, because you do have read permission for it (you just cannot save any changes to it). Since it's a long-ish file, let's make it easier to copy its contents, by opening in a graphical text editor. You could try gedit /etc/inputrc. – Levente Feb 23 at 23:17
  • Should I add it to my question because it is too long to send? – Johann George Feb 24 at 19:04
  • Yes, that should be fine. – Levente Feb 24 at 19:06
  • I had never ever edited the file. – Johann George Feb 24 at 19:10
  • @Levente Is it possible that you can do something? – Johann George Feb 24 at 19:35

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