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Re: the old no working alt key in linux console

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: the old no working alt key in linux console
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2020 05:28:21 +0200

> From: Harry Putnam <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 04 Jan 2020 15:27:03 -0500
> As smart as emacs has gotten surely there is some simple technique to
> get emacs to use the alt key in console mode.
> I haven't had to deal with this for a long time, and am finding piles
> of serioiusly complex stuff on google about fixing it.
> Working in chroot on linux console (lubuntu) I'm having to use the
> escape key to do common things like M-x M-w (copy).  Is there some
> simple way to control this...
> I'm on emacs 26 .. that what ubuntu has available on the repo.
> Working in an xterm but when I call emacs it will only open in -nw
> inside the terminal.

What does Emacs see when you press Alt-SOME-KEY?

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