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Korn Shell: Unix and Linux Programming Manual, Third Edition, The by Anatole Olczak

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Emacs Editing Mode

This mode is entered by enabling either the emacs or gmacs option. The only difference between these two modes is the way they handle ^T. To edit, the user moves the cursor to the point needing correction and then inserts or deletes characters or words as needed. All the editing commands are control characters or escape sequences. The notation for control characters is caret (^) followed by the character. For example, ^F is the notation for control F. This is entered by depressing ‘f’ while holding down the ‘CTRL’ (control) key. The ‘SHIFT’ key is not depressed. (The notation ^? indicates the DEL (delete) key.)

The notation for escape sequences is M- followed by a character. For example, M-f (pronounced Meta f) is entered ...

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