Using GNU Readline (Bash Shortcuts) in VS Code Terminal
If you use VS Code and a Linux (bash/zsh/what-have-you) terminal, you may have noticed that some keyboard shortcuts (e.g., ctrl+p to cycle previous commands) are intercepted by VS Code. As a fairly proficient user of shell keyboard shortcuts, I found this to be pretty obnoxious. Here’s how you can fix it.
First, open your preferences file (hit ctrl+shift+p and type “User Settings”. You want to copy the default values for
terminal.integrated.commandsToSkipShell and remove the following values:
"workbench.action.quickOpen", "workbench.action.quickOpenPreviousEditor", "workbench.action.quickOpenView",
Once removed, you’ll find that ctrl+p should now properly rotate through your command-line history. Other shortcuts, like ctrl+k and ctrl+e should also work correctly (as they previously opened the workspace quick-open dialog).
There may be other commands that skip the shell, too. You can remove them from
terminal.integrated.commandsToSkipShell as necessary.
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