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Re: squeezing blanks out of command lines


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: squeezing blanks out of command lines
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 18:01:13 -0500
User-agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (Macintosh/20041206)

Dan Jacobson wrote:
The challenge: at the prompt take a line like
$ this   is          a long        line  with lots of    space
and turn it into
$ this is a long line with lots of space

With GNU emacs, a mere M-h M-q does the job.  But I bet bash is helpless
here.

This completely artificial problem can be solved with a little effort and judicious use of M-\ (delete-horizontal-space).

Readline isn't a full-blown implementation of emacs, and never will be.

Chet
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