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[Nano-devel] [RFC] is it time to break free from the Pico defaults

From: David Niklas
Subject: [Nano-devel] [RFC] is it time to break free from the Pico defaults
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2019 17:24:21 -0500

On Mon, 31 Dec 2018 12:00:25 -0500
Benno Schulenberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> Op 29-12-18 om 05:23 schreef David Niklas:
> > After thinking about it, the only change I ever *really* wished nano
> > would make to the key bindings was that ^Y and ^U should operate like
> > in a shell (readline Yank and paste).  
> You can make those yourself, in your nanorc:
> bind ^C cut main
> bind ^V paste main
> bind ^U "^M^B^C" main
> bind ^K "^M^C^B" main
> bind ^Y "^V^H" main
> The things between quotes are actual control codes,
> enter them by typing:
>   M-V ^M M-V ^B M-V ^C
> and so on.
> Because this rebinds ^K and ^U, you first have to rebind the
> cut and paste functions.  You probably don't want to rebind ^X,
> so I've bound it to the unusual ^C.  It shouldn't matter, as
> you won't be using ^C, you will be using ^U and ^K instead.
> > But ^Y is used for page up and some very tiny keyboards don't come
> > with a dedicated page up key (Grumble. grumble.)  
> If you do have arrow keys you don't need ^P and ^N, and could
> rebind those to prevpage and nextpage.
> Benno

Thanks Benno! I have been using the defaults on purpose so that I don't
start expecting something different from a machine that is not mine.
But in this case it is getting rather old...


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