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Re: Meta key definition in a linux console

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Meta key definition in a linux console
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:58:55 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.101 (Gnus v5.10.10) Emacs/22.2 (gnu/linux)

Olivier Sirven <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello there,
> I run a Mac laptop with emacs 23 and everything is just fine, my meta
> key is defined to my command key and I'm happy with it. But when I
> ssh to a distant linux machine and run an emacs 23 session in console
> mode I don't have any other ways to access meta but by using ESC key
> which is far from being an ergonomical solution. 
> As this emacs version is compiled for linux, there is no such variable
> as "mac-command-modifier" and I don't know how to tell emacs (or the
> console) to use the command key as meta.
> Any ideas would be just great!

Use a terminal (emulator) that is able to encode the Meta- key as the
8th bit.  Emacs should be able to recognize it more or less
automatically. (Ask again if you get accented characters instead of M-).

__Pascal Bourguignon__

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