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Re: ESC . vs. ^R, ^P again

From: Aharon Robbins
Subject: Re: ESC . vs. ^R, ^P again
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 13:56:44 +0200

I think you want ESC _ which will pull in the last word of the previous


In article <address@hidden> you write:
>As there years pass I use ESC . daily hoping that it will get the last
>chunk of the previous line on my screen, despite any ^P's or ^R's I
>might have done.
>Never have I wanted it to consider those ^P's and ^R's.
>So even though you said that was a early design choice, perhaps you
>could still leave (behind for posterity) a toggle variable or new
>binding to do my dumber mode.
>My http://www.useit.com/alertbox/ style survey of many years with
>hundreds of hours with, er, 1 user, "indicates", as they say in the
>medical business, that this is needed.
>Surely you (all) are not such constant hammerers of ESC . as I. Vote
>for Choice.

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