ESCAPEkey for about a second after the actual key press (see EscapeTime). This means that you will experiment annoying delays when using menus. If you have no
F1key, redefine a keystroke assigning the command
Escape, and you will be able to use that keystroke instead of
ALTkey, there is a good chance that you have another thirty shortcuts or so. See Configuration.
nedoes tilda expansion.
~/' in order to specify your home directory, or `
~user/' in order to specify the home directory of another user.
ESCAPEdelay when activating menus can be avoided.
ESCAPEany key which does not produce the second character of an escape sequence,
newill immediately recognize the
ESCAPEkey code as such. Since non-alphabetical keys have no effect while browsing through the menus, if you're forced to use
ESCAPEas menu activator you can press, for instance, `
,' just after it in order to speed up the menu activation (note that `
:' would not work, because it would activate the command line).
\nconvention. But remember always that regular expressions are much slower than a normal search.
MoveEOWcommand, which guarantee a correct behaviour in all situations.
nethe autoprefs files and delete the line containing the command setting the insert flag. When the autoprefs will be loaded, the insert flag will be left untouched. This trick is particularly useful with the
CONTROL-O does not open a file. This usually is due to the kernel tracking that key for its purposes. For instance, along a
telnetconnection with xon/xoff flow control,
CONTROL-Q would block and release the output instead of saving and quitting.
In these cases, if you do not need the system
feature you should check how to disable it: for instance, some BSD-like
systems feature a delayed suspend signal which is not in the POSIX
standard, and thus cannot be disabled by
ne. On HP-UX, the command
stty dsusp ^-' would disable the signal, and would let the control
sequence previously assigned to it to run up to
Another example is the
NCSA Telnet software for the Macintrash. Unless
you modify your setting in such a way to disable
CONTROL-Q as flow controllers, you will not be able to use them
as keystrokes (even if
ne is doing all it can in order to explain to
the software that it does not need xon/xoff flow control...).