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Re: M-x up, or, GNU Emacs, GNU Readline... coincidence? I think not.


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: M-x up, or, GNU Emacs, GNU Readline... coincidence? I think not.
Date: 05 May 2004 08:29:37 +0200

[This was erroneously sent to help-gnu-emacs, so I redirected the
response.]

> From: Joe Corneli <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 20:07:59 -0500
> Sender: address@hidden
> 
> I don't know when I first realized this, but it was sometime this
> semester.
> 
> And even if I'm the last person on earth to know that if you type
> 
>  M-x <whatever>
> 
> and then 
> 
>  M-x <up>
> 
> that your mini-buffer will fill up with whatever you typed... well,
> I'm still very happy to know this fact.
> 
> What is also cool is that this generalizes. (So in particular, it
> makes finding files with long filenames a breeze.)
> 
> This is such a great feature that I think it should maybe be
> documented in the TUTORIAL.

Not only in M-x, the whole matter of command and command args history
in Emacs should undoubtfully be mentioned in the tutorial.

Would you like to send a patch?

> I think it might also be good to document it in the
> 
>  "Repeating commands/Is there an equivalent to the `.' (dot) command
>  of vi?"
> 
> node in the Emacs FAQ.)

Would you like to send a patch?

TIA





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