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Re: isearch behavior with <delete>

From: Carl Offner
Subject: Re: isearch behavior with <delete>
Date: Mon, 05 May 2003 21:27:47 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

address@hidden (Kai Großjohann) writes:

> 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»?

That was it; thanks.  I recently moved to a new site, and there's
evidently some startup file lurking around that's getting read in;
I'll track it down.

                --Carl Offner

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