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Re: minibuffer output to buffer

From: Dieter Wilhelm
Subject: Re: minibuffer output to buffer
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 08:40:43 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (David Combs) writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
> Dieter Wilhelm  <address@hidden> wrote:
>>Gary Wessle <address@hidden> writes:
>>> how can I get the output which shows in the mini buffer into the
>>> current buffer.
>>> example
>>> M-x emacs-version shows in minibuffer.
>>With a numeric prefix of M-x.  For example:
>>I'm used to press the ALT key while typing - then x (M-- M-x)
>>or C-u M-x
>>or C-1 M-x
>>or M-1 M-x


> But -- what's this use of the ALT key?
> Does nothing (as prefix) for me -- msg still goes to minibuf (or whatever
> it's called).

(I think minibuffer is correct.)

That is sad, because the Alt key is most efficient when the following
shortcut also starts with an Alt key.  It worked so far for me on any

> Now, I'm using a SUN keyboard (with control-key in "right",
> "old-time" location, left of "a"), on sunBlade-100, Solaris 9.
> What effect might that have (on my ALT working differently
> from yours)?

Sorry, I don't know, hope some guy with Solaris experience will answer

    Best wishes

    H. Dieter Wilhelm
    Darmstadt, Germany

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