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Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock


From: Toby Speight
Subject: Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 09:00:25 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.3 (gnu/linux)

>>>>> "r" == rdiezmail-emacs  <address@hidden> writes:
r> The console mode has been a shock.  There is no mouse at all.  I
r> cannot navigate the menus as usual, menu-bar-open is weird and
r> unfriendly.  But, worst of all, some key combinations do not work
r> well.


0> In article <address@hidden>,
0> jidanni <URL:mailto:address@hidden> ("Jidanni") wrote:

Jidanni> My question is how do all those high powered Debian Developers
Jidanni> cope?  Don't tell me they don't use emacs.  Or not as root.
Jidanni> Not even when administering their system?


I certainly avoid running programs as large and extensible as emacs when
I'm root!  And, generally, all X11 programs fall into that category.

As previously mentioned, Tramp is the ultimate saviour for editing files
as many users on many systems.

If you feel you must run as root, and you want to use a mouse with emacs
in XTerm, then xterm-mouse-mode may help:

/--------
| xterm-mouse-mode is an interactive autoloaded Lisp function in `xt-mouse'.
| (xterm-mouse-mode &optional arg)
| 
| Toggle XTerm mouse mode.
| With prefix arg, turn XTerm mouse mode on if arg is positive, otherwise
| turn it off.
| 
| Turn it on to use Emacs mouse commands, and off to use xterm mouse
| commands.  This works in terminal emulators compatible with xterm.  It
| only works for simple uses of the mouse.  Basically, only non-modified
| single clicks are supported.  When turned on, the normal xterm mouse
| functionality for such clicks is still available by holding down the
| SHIFT key while pressing the mouse button.
\--------



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