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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #54056] many editor keys just print escape cod

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #54056] many editor keys just print escape codes in gui command window
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:41:15 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #5, bug #54056 (project octave):

> Maybe you could define readline keybindings in your ~/.inputrc file to do
what you want?

To some extent.

Readline certainly allows you to cut a sequence of characters or words to the
cut buffer and paste them somewhere else on the edit line. I often use the
defaults of Ctrl+W and Ctrl+Y to cut and paste text on the edit line.

The concepts that are fundamentally incompatible with a terminal emulator are
things like selecting a sequence of text with the cursor and copying it or
cutting it to the clipboard. Or moving the cursor into previous lines of the
terminal output and selecting them for copying to the clipboard. These are
edit buffer concepts, not line-oriented terminal concepts, and would require a
completely new design for the command window.

Of course you can do these kinds of things by running Octave inside of an
Emacs buffer or tmux terminal multiplexer.


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