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Re: can't just hold down ^K to clean up history


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: can't just hold down ^K to clean up history
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:54:47 -0400
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On 10/17/13 12:37 AM, address@hidden wrote:
>>> Also why can't we just hold down ^K^K^K^K^K^K^K^K^K ?
> 
> CD> Why do you expect to be able to do that? C-k in readline deletes to the 
> end of
> CD> the current line. There's no reason why it should also get the next line.
> 
> Ah ha, but there is also no reason why it should not!

It's the difference between a line-oriented command editing tool and
a screen editor.

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