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The humble <DEL> and other editing keys
- From: "Lee D. Rothstein" <lee at veritech dot com>
- To: cygwin at Cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 12:44:39 -0500
- Subject: The humble <DEL> and other editing keys
Since at least 1979, when I started using Warren Montgomery's
Emacs on System III UNIX, I have been annoyed with DEC's and
RMS's treatment of the <DEL> (or <RUBOUT> key as they called
it. In those days, I "reconfigured" my keyboard to fix this
I want <DEL> to do what any self-respecting <DEL> should do,
namely delete the character at the cursor.
Anyone know how to do this with Cygwin command line editing?
Anyway, to get <CTRL><right-arrow> or <CTRL><left-arrow> to
move a word at a time?
I am willing to accept RMS as my god, minus this one hamartia.
Lest I forget:
To all the Cygwin developers out there:
- Thank you.
- Outstanding work.
- If you can "fix" Windoze, is there anything you can do about
the weather? ;-|)
P.S. I learned interactive computing on a PDP-8, so I've faced
this DEC <DEL> issue since at least 1970, but once I saw
a real <DEL>, I could never go back to the weakling <DEL>
of DEC. You don't suppose this caused their demise?
Lee D. Rothstein -- firstname.lastname@example.org
VeriTech -- 603-424-2900
7 Merry Meeting Drive
Merrimack, NH 03054-2934
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