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Re: ALT/meta problems

From: Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ALT/meta problems
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 17:09:58 +0100

Hi Peter !

> Meino Christian Cramer <Meino.Cramer@xxxxxx> wrote:
> >  Or I start mrxvt as 'mrxvt -m8' instructing mrxvt to generate single
> >  byte keyvalue for the meta-keys as exspected by vim. Then keymappings
> >  in vim of the kind described above do work...but I will loose (for
> >  example) the very handy feature of zsh: pressing ALT-. to get the last
> >  argument of the previous command. Zsh exspects <ESC>-<keys> sequences
> >  for the Meta-keys.
> "bindkey -m" binds the default keys in the other way.  Note it doesn't have
> a future effect, i.e. anything you define yourself must be defined with
> bindkey "\M-..." if you want that effect.  Unlike Emacs they're not tied
> together, so you need to do bindkey "\e..." as well if you want the
> escape version to work.  (Hence you don't *need* "bindkey -m" to use
> the Meta key if you only want to bind specific sequences of your own.)
> With 4.3.2 use "bindkey -m 2>/dev/null"; bindkey -m gives a warning when
> multibyte mode is enabled since it will mess up multibyte input.  However,
> if you don't care you can suppress the warning.
> There's a supposedly de-obfuscatory sidebar called "THE META KEY" in "From
> Bash to Z Shell" on page 78.
> -- 
> Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
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Thanks a lot for your help ! It works and vim and zsh are friends
again. :)

Have a nice evening!

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