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Re: 2 questions

From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: 2 questions
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 19:21:25 +0300

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001 14:25:42 +0200, Jesper Holmberg 
<> wrote:
> 1. My backspace key works as I want it in X, if I run Emacs in graphical
> mode. It also works in the console. However, if I run Emacs in text mode
> under X (i.e. with -nw), backspace seems to generate ctrl-h. Why is
> this?

This is not Emacs problem. When you work in text mode Emacs get the key
according to your X key map. You can change it  with xmodmap.

> 2. Is there a way to get Emacs to use bash-style menu-completion in the
> mini buffer? I.e. to completely fill out the first possible completion
> when pressing "tab", and then letting consecutive "tabs" cycle b/w the
> possible completions?

I'm not aware of an Emacs package that works exactly as you describe,
but you can check the complete.el and icomplete.el packages (I use the


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