I want to add this key binding in the suitable conf file :

Control-t: "top -Ss \C-m"

Which means : Bind Ctrl+T keys to top -Ss command line .

i enter on terminal sudo ls ~/.inputrc to check existence of this conf file . i get this error:

 No such file or directory

Where can i put this binding. What is the target file with the new FS hierarchy of Ubuntu14.04 .

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    You can create the file and add it there. – saiarcot895 Jul 1 '14 at 11:20
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    Not "can". You need to create that file and add it there ;) – Rinzwind Jul 1 '14 at 11:21
  • And what is the recommended permission for that file : r ?w ?x ? sticky bit ?..so on – Abdennour TOUMI Jul 1 '14 at 11:23
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    On Ubuntu 14.04, i had to drop the = chmod --reference ~/.bashrc ~/.inputrc – zerweck Jul 9 '15 at 18:09

Just do this to create it with the same access rights as .bashrc:

touch ~/.inputrc
chmod --reference=~/.bashrc ~/.inputrc


--reference : it inherits permissions of specified file .

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    Oh , great. i like this inheritance of permission using --reference option . thx – Abdennour TOUMI Jul 1 '14 at 11:32

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