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Re: Making Backspace Work Like VI

From: deech
Subject: Re: Making Backspace Work Like VI
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 06:16:38 -0800 (PST)
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On Dec 5, 2:04 am, Kevin Rodgers <address@hidden> wrote:
> Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > On Fri, 4 Dec 2009 11:13:09 -0800 (PST), deech <address@hidden> wrote:
> >> Ok, I found overwrite-mode which replaces text instead of inserting.
> >> But how do I make backspace move left instead of deleting?
> > You could install a new local keymap when overwrite-mode is enabled and
> > bind backspace to 'backward-char.
> Local keymaps are for major modes.  For minor modes like overwrite-mode,
> use minor-mode-map-alist.
> --
> Kevin Rodgers
> Denver, Colorado, USA

Could you show me how to use the minor-mode-map-alist? My google
search wasn't particularly revealing.

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