[ILUG] more handy tips...
John P . Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Wed Oct 20 16:32:47 IST 1999
On Wed, Oct 20, 1999 at 02:00:18PM +0100, Hary Walsh mentioned:
> I used to customize all of my keys for all kinds of power usage, but
> at the end of the day I found that learning the GNU readline library
> and sticking to bash and emacs is a much better approach. Practically
> all the applications I now use regularly, ( XEmacs, Bash, gdb, ncftp
> etc.. ) all use the the same key bindings.
Seeing as loads of stuff uses the readline library, I've thought about,
and then discarded, the idea of reading up enough about it, to customise
it. Don't suppose you'd post a ~/.readlinerc or something to see what sort
of nice stuff you can do with it, hmm ?
> I avoid aliases also, for the same reason.
> my .bashrc is now tiny. Wish I could say the same for my .emacs.
Speaking of a ~/.emacs file - there is a nice (newish) LISP tutorial
dedicated to getting enough into your brain so you can configure sawmill or
emacs. http://moebius.dartmouth.edu/~emk/learning-lisp/learning-lisp.html Not 100% complete yet...
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