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Re: isearch behavior with <delete>

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: isearch behavior with <delete>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 20:51:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Carl Offner <address@hidden> writes:

> I'm currently using emacs 21.1.  In some previous version of emacs, if
> I were to search (using isearch) for a string and then realized that I
> typed one or more wrong characters, I could delete successive
> characters from the end of the search string by using the delete key.
> In the current version, however, the first delete ends the search and
> successive deletes wipe out characters in the file I'm editing.
> Is there any way to customize the behavior of isearch to restore the
> older behavior?

I'm not sure I understand, but hitting <backspace> does what you
describe.  What happens when you start Emacs as «emacs -q -no-site-file»?

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