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Old 10-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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emacs key bindings - delete word forward ALT+SHIFT+D

I use key binding for emacs in my bash shell.

As we all know there is a two alt keys on either side of the space bar.

If i want to hit CTRL -A to go to the beginning of the command line i can use either the right or the left CTRL key

If i want to CTRL -d to delete one character, i can user either CTRL key on either side to delete one character

However - if i want to delete one work forward with SHIFT+ALT+D i can only use the SHIFT+ALT on the left side (the same side as the D)
If I use the SHIFT+ALT+D on the right side, i get DDD printed out on the command line - it does not delte one word forward.

Has anyone ever heard of that?
It would be better to use the ALT+SHIFT+D on the right side , instead of the left side.
Is there a way to enable the ALT+SHIFT+D on the right side of the key board for EMACS key bindings?
Old 10-26-2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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Distribution: Ubuntu 13.04 , Debian Lenny 5.0.7
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Hi Casper! Maybe you can remap your right CONTROL and ALT keys with xmodmap so that they behave as left keys do.


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