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Re: arrow keys in the console

From: Peter Dyballa
Subject: Re: arrow keys in the console
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 16:37:33 +0200

Am 19.05.2007 um 05:00 schrieb Tyler Smith:

tset - -Q or such can determine the right value. It also would work
to set it xterm or xterm-color. This kind of terminal is supported
by GNU Emacs. Look into lisp/term directory!

NO! This will not work correctly for a GNU Linux console. The TERM
setting of 'Linux', is *correct* for the console - do not change
it. The problem is with keymaps. Load the correct keymap and the
problem is solved.

Well, you're right. Setting TERM=xterm fixed the arrow keys, but
page-up and page-down still act funny.

Open ~/.emacs and then work on this loop:

        M-x global-set-key RET <press the key> RET <function binding> RET
C-x Esc Esc C-a C-k C-g ; repeat last command, beginning, kill line, quit
        C-x b .emacs RET

Finally save ~/.emacs.

The cursor movement functions are previous-line, next-line, backward- char, and forward-char.

Since there is a file /usr/local/share/emacs/22.1.50/lisp/term/ linux.el I wonder whether it's worth to write a bug report about the behaviour of your GNU Emacs in that "linux" terminal. It would be worth to mention the actual key bindings of your system!



When confronted with actual numbers, a mathematician is at a loss.
                                         (Steffen Hokland)

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