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Re: [Bug-readline] rluserman: difference between backward-kill-line and

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] rluserman: difference between backward-kill-line and
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:20:03 -0400
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On 4/12/14, 3:34 PM, Дилян Палаузов wrote:
> Hello,
> readline-6.3/doc/rluserman.texi, Node Bindable Readline Commands > Killing
> and Yanking states:
> `backward-kill-line (C-x Rubout)'
>      Kill backward to the beginning of the line.
> `unix-line-discard (C-u)'
>      Kill backward from the cursor to the beginning of the current line.
> What is the difference between unix-line-discard and backward-kill-line ?

There's little practical difference.  backward-kill-line understands
negative arguments, but both commands end up putting the same text into
the kill ring and leaving point at the same spot.

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