[TUHS] man-page style
chet.ramey at case.edu
Mon Nov 19 13:02:33 AEST 2018
On 11/17/18 10:39 AM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Lars Brinkhoff
> > Emacs is very much divorced from the Unix philosopy. However, it's
> > perfectly in synch with how things are done in ITS.
> Hmm. It is complicated, but... the vast majority of my keystrokes are typed
> into Epsilon (a wonderful, small, fast EMACS-type editor for Windows, etc
> which one can customize in C) - especially since I started, very early on (V6)
> to run my shell in an EMACS window, so I could edit commands, and thus I was
> pretty much always typing to EMACS. So, it makes sense to me to have it be
> powerful - albeit potentially a bit complex.
> I say 'potentially' because one could after all restrict oneself to the 4
> basic motion commands, and 'delete character'; you don't have to learn what
> CRTL-ALT-SHIFT-Q does.
It's not clear how widespread this is, but on my Mac OS X system, emacs
key bindings are pervasive. TextEdit, text controls in apps and browsers,
pretty much everything understands the basic emacs keybinding.
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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU chet at case.edu http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/
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