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Podman detach keys


Add detach-keys = "ctrl-@,ctrl-q" to [engine] section in ~/.config/containers/containers.conf file


I recently switched to Podman and the only issue I faced is CTRL+P won’t work properly inside containers.

That’s exactly the same issue I had with Docker, described in my Docker detach keys post.

The solution from that post doesn’t work since it was purely docker-specific configuration file.

In case of Podman the configuration file is ~/.config/containers/containers.conf.

The line that must be added is detach_keys = "ctrl-@,ctrl-q" (feel free to choose any other sequence).

The line must be added under [engine] table.

When this is done ctrl-p is not going to be a keybinding that starts an escape sequence.

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