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Old 03-20-2006, 04:00 PM   #1
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emacs ctrl-m is RET. how to change ?


I want to bind Ctrl-m to a function in .emacs, with:
(global-set-key [?\C-m] 'delete-backward-char)

But then, I discover that I bound enter to that function, cause Ctrl-m is enter. How to solve this problem ? I want to insert newline with enter and do delete-backward-char with Ctrl+m.

I googled for a an hour or two for this, but couldn't find.

Thanks for your help
Old 11-12-2007, 11:53 PM   #2
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Arrow How to change key binding of Ctrl-m

13/11/07 12:08am
I am new to Emacs but key binding is so important that
I looked it up in the 'manual.pdf' 3.7 MG.
Using 'nano' I saved these three lines in the file '.emacs'
in my home directory than used a terminal(bash)
and gave the command 'emacs' any mistakes in the
file will be noticed when you start emacs. There
should be no mistakes as I copied the file from
my win98se system(coexisting with Ubuntu 7.04) to my
Toshiba laptop with Vista Home Premium.

(global-set-key "\C-z" 'shell) ;;Ctrl-z shells out to bash
(global-unset-key "\C-m") ;;RETURN unbound
(global-set-key "\C-m" 'delete-backward-char)

;; comment following command.
"\C-z" key in double quotes in nerd language Ctrl-z.
'shell a command (') apostrophe required to show shell is
a command and not a variable.
(...) all scripted commands inside parenthesis.

Hope this helps.




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