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frznchckn 05-31-2007 03:20 PM

Alt no longer META key when using in-terminal option of Emacs (emacs -nw)
 
Is it possible (if so how) to keep 'alt' as my meta key when I invoke emacs with the '-nw' option? Thanks.

maroonbaboon 06-02-2007 02:41 AM

Some of the reasons for the Alt key not working in console mode are described here:

http://tiny-tools.sourceforge.net/emacs-keys.html

(Scroll down to section 8.12). Unfortunately the key-mapping thing in emacs is complicated, as you can see from the rest of the document. For me it mostly 'just works', so I haven't had to wrestle with it for a while.


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