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Re: use of Alt-p (more info)

From: Mike Miller
Subject: Re: use of Alt-p (more info)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 11:46:24 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Mike Miller wrote:

Simple question: On older versions of Octave, I could type a few characters, then use Alt-p to cycle through previous commands that began with those characters (a la tcsh/emacs). Now when I hit Alt-p I see a colon and I am not sure what to do with that. (I couldn't find anything in the archive searching for alt-p or for meta-p.)

Here is an example to make clear what I am seeing:

octave:1> cov(x,         <--I first type this, then I hit Alt-p
octave:1> :              <--after I hit Alt-p, the "cov(x," is replaced with a 
single colon
octave:1> cov(x,         <--after I hit Ctrl-h (backspace), the "cov(x," 

I am seeing identical behavior in Cygwin (v. 2.1.49, downloaded yesterday) and on Solaris (v. 2.1.46 compiled with readline). I can recall commands with Ctrl-p or Ctrl-n and edit them normally using Ctrl-d, Ctrl-w, Ctrl-y, Ctrl-h, Ctrl-b, Ctrl-f, Ctrl-a, and Ctrl-e. It is only when I use the Alt key that I have problems.



Michael B. Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Epidemiology
and Institute of Human Genetics
University of Minnesota

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