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Re: emacs compatibility - changing a default binding?

From: Henry S. Thompson
Subject: Re: emacs compatibility - changing a default binding?
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 09:03:28 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.101 (Gnus v5.10.10) XEmacs/21.5-b32 (linux)

Joe Corneli <address@hidden> writes:

>>From looking back at the archives (all the way to 1987), I see that ^A
> has been the default command key for Screen from the beginning.  I
> know that this can be changed on a per-user or even per installation
> basis, but I'm wondering whether that's the best approach, since users
> will become familiar with the universal default.
> And yet, the default binding conflicts with the default binding C-a
> for `move-beginning-of-line' in Emacs, which presumably affects many
> users.  Rather than have lots of different workarounds
> (, might it make sense to
> change the default binding?

Hear hear!

> (One of the users on the Emacs Wiki page suggests C-; but notes no
> luck with experiments trying to bind it.)

I have used Meta-A with success for some time:

bindkey "^[a" command
bindkey "^a" stuff b
bindkey "^a" stuff ^a

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