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Re: Avoiding moving point into minibuffer prompt area

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: Avoiding moving point into minibuffer prompt area
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:54:55 +0200
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Luc Teirlinck wrote:

Lennart Borgman wrote:

Which is a big difference compared to shell buffers where you can erase the prompt. That too was a surprise to me in the beginning.

You can change that by by setting comint-prompt-read-only to t.
But erasing prompts is sometimes useful for cleanup in shell buffers,
whereas actually erasing the prompt is probably really never useful in
the minibuffer (although you can do it if you customize

Thanks for the explanation. I must admit I knew nothing about that.

You inspired me to read on a bit about shell. My impression has been that it could perhaps be broken on w32 since you could edit the prompt and it seems like the edited prompt could be sent as a command etc. I kept my fingers away, but now... - it suddenly seems more usable.

As a notorious shell user I of course started to see if up and down arrows could be used for command recall. Just a few elisp lines and it works. (But are not others looking for this?)

However have not changed my opinion about Inviolable and the minibuffer prompt. ;-)

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