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Re: How to copy and paste from unity to emacs in the terminal version ?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: How to copy and paste from unity to emacs in the terminal version ?
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:41:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

David Hume <address@hidden> writes:

> aaaaaaaah, you are using the console! Well, you could
> perhaps run emacs in xterm instead. :)
>
> emacs -nw

There are many differences between using Emacs with -nw
in xterm and using it in a Linux VT/tty/"the console".

For example, xterm requires you to use X. Most of the
time that isn't a problem, but sometimes your system
may be in a compromised state, and you don't have X
access. Of coures, that never happens to me (cough)

The biggest differences are how you configure the keys
and the fonts and the colors. In the console, that is
completely in the console. In X, some of it is in X (by
way of xterm), some of it is Emacs.

It is not really that one is better than the other.
Rather, if you started with one, you probably have a
better understanding and your mind is quicker to
execute whatever you want to do. So at that point,
probably you should stick to the one you like and know
the best.

Fonts, colors, and keys, mostly in the console but some
X stuff as well:

http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/cols/www/
http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573/zsh.html

-- 
underground experts united


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