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Re: The $HOME variable; rxvt and .inputrc

George wrote:
Describe unfriendly.
Cough cgf cough. I keed. I keed. How about I describe friendly instead?

Friendly is a girl with a nice smile holding my hand and pressing my keys for me while serving me rum drinks with little umbrellas in them.

If you figure out how to configure that well then just let me know! :-)
Ok, how about friendly is not having taking my hands off the keyboard's home row to reach for PageUp/Down or, worse, the arrow keys?
Hmmm.... Seems to me like you don't want to configure the PageUp/Down keys at all. You probably want something like Shift/Ctrl/Alt/whatever "v" or something like that to page up or down. Well sorry but with that you are on your own...
Shift-PageUp and Shift-PageDown effectively page up or down through the output buffer. That seems pretty friendly to me...
A key modifier would be in order given that we're talking about a textual interface. Hence, I think CTL+F for forward, and CTL+B for back would be more appropriate, if not consistent for a vi user.
As an Xemacs users I find that highly offensive! ;-) Actually C-f and C-b are forward/backward character.

I'm sure there's some way to configure some keystroke to do what you want. Look at the rxvt man page perhaps. I haven't taken the time to try to figure that out. Honestly there are just too many keystroke combinations to remember and to step over if you ask me. And, usually, when I feel the need to page backward I'll pipe the output into less or just use the mouse or Shift-PageUp/Down keys. It's usually at this time that I'm in "reading mode" as opposed to "typing mode" anyways. YMMV.
Now if it was my birthday and I could get what anything I wanted, I'd go for the girl with the rum drinks, and opt for CTL+J and CTL+K.
Screw the C-j and C-k - just give me the girl! ;-)
Just because I have a short attention span doesn't mean I ... um ... er ... uh ...

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