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Re: Major usability issue

From: Peter Boettcher
Subject: Re: Major usability issue
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2002 09:36:24 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.090007 (Oort Gnus v0.07) Emacs/21.2 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Bruce Korb <address@hidden> writes:

> For years I have captured the output of a shell command and inserted
> it into my document.  The latest distributions of Linux now carry a
> version of emacs that makes doing that non-obvious.  I'm sure it is
> doable, but it is really important to just be able to ALT-| then
> type a command and be able to use a mouse click to capture the text.
> I haven't read emacs lisp macros yet in order to reverse-engineer
> what has been done; but I shouldn't have to either.  :-(

M-| still runs shell-command-on-region for me.  Maybe this is one of
the distros that mucked up the Alt and Meta keys?  What does C-h k M-|
show you?

Peter Boettcher
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
(781) 981-5275

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