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Re: minibuffer entry up in smoke upon three ESC's

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: minibuffer entry up in smoke upon three ESC's
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 10:15:53 -0700
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9 (X11/20041105)

Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Gentlemen, minibuffer text entry goes up in smoke upon three ESC's:
> ESC x c o m p i l e RET v e r y _ i m p o r t a i n t _
> painfully_entered_long_line ESC ESC ESC
> If I wanted to throw it all away, I would have hit ^G. The three ESC's
> were just a typo.

That is user error, not a program bug.

,----[ C-h k ESC ESC ESC ]
| ESC ESC ESC runs the command keyboard-escape-quit
|    which is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `simple'.
| (keyboard-escape-quit)
| Exit the current "mode" (in a generalized sense of the word).
| This command can exit an interactive command such as `query-replace',
| can clear out a prefix argument or a region,
| can get out of the minibuffer or other recursive edit,
| cancel the use of the current buffer (for special-purpose buffers),
| or go back to just one window (by deleting all but the selected window).

Kevin Rodgers

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