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Re: Question on minibuffer editing


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Question on minibuffer editing
Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 18:16:45 GMT

In article <address@hidden>,
Arvind Kumar <address@hidden> wrote:
>Hi Guys,
>   Say, for example, I am opening a file in emacs using C-x f. I am in

C-x f sets the fill column, I think you mean C-x C-f.

>one directory with long hierarchy. I want to go down the hierarchy to
>some other path. Keep pressing the backspace button is cumbursome. How
>do I set the key so that c-backspace or Alt-backspace deletes the word
>in the minibuffer??? I am sure I was it's possible because i had this
>setting in my last company. But I can't remember exactly what this
>setup was!!!

The minibuffer usually has the same basic editing commands as a fundamental
mode buffer.  The only significant difference is that it adds a few keys
for moving back and forth through the history (M-p and M-n) and does
completion.

C-Backspace and M-Backspace should delete the previous word unless you've
done something in your .emacs to override it.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Level(3), Woburn, MA
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