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make edlin understand a few important control keys
Dear all, the patch attached to this e-mail teaches edlin.erl a few more important control keys that many users might have become *VERY* accustomed to. The control keys are: - <CTRL>+W : backward kill word - <CTRL>+U : backward kill line - <HOME> : goto start of line - <END> : goto end of line - <CTRL>+<LEFT> : backward word - <CTRL>+<RIGHT> : forward word With this patch in place, command line editing in erlang's own shell as well as in any input using io:get_line() comes a little closer to that in many contemporary shells. Kind regards, -- Dr. Stefan Zegenhagen arcutronix GmbH Garbsener Landstr. 10 30419 Hannover Germany Tel: +49 511 277-2734 Fax: +49 511 277-2709 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.arcutronix.com *Synchronize the Ethernet* General Managers: Dipl. Ing. Juergen Schroeder, Dr. Josef Gfrerer - Legal Form: GmbH, Registered office: Hannover, HRB 202442, Amtsgericht Hannover; Ust-Id: DE257551767. Please consider the environment before printing this message. >From 39f497adec90fc397f366da275fd5a7ca748cc5f Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001 From: Stefan Zegenhagen <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 14:39:07 +0200 Subject: [PATCH] [EDLIN] support a few more control keys Add support for the following control keys that many users have become accustomed to: - <CTRL>+W : backward kill word - <CTRL>+U : backward kill line - <HOME> : goto start of line - <END> : goto end of line - <CTRL>+<LEFT> : backward word - <CTRL>+<RIGHT> : forward word It seems that the <CTRL>+<LEFT|RIGHT> control key sequences are different between terminal emulators, therefore a few possible combinations were added (similar to how libreadline is configured).
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