[TUHS] man-page style

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Tue Nov 20 08:18:49 AEST 2018

On 2018-11-18 22:15, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Nov 2018, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> 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.
> As a Mac user I never noticed that, but I'll admit to using EMACS key
> bindings in the various shells, despite being a VI user...  A bit like
> using CSH at the terminal, but never for scripting :-)

I first learned about shell shortcuts from an emacs user, and I briefly 
considered picking up emacs... Then I found out I could enable vi 
keybinding in my shell and squashed that impulse. :)

The only emacs keybindings I still use in the shell are ^R for searching 
my history, ^W for deleting words, and occasional use of ^K for killing 
text to EOL.  Other than ^R, I swap between the vi and emacs bindings 
for those others, just depending on where my cursor is on the line.

Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

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