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A simple method of note taking in the Terminal
Authored by: tandemrepeat on May 01, '03 12:19:25PM

Set the Delete key to Del via the VT menu (control key + left
click on an xterm window) - this lets me delete text using del
rather than backspace. Also, make sure you hit return after
typing any text and before Ctl-C'ing out otherwise you lose the
text...



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A simple method of note taking in the Terminal
Authored by: osxpounder on May 01, '03 03:36:37PM

For those of us accustomed to remembering such restrictions in conjunction with Unix terminals, this tip could be handy, but I'd never bother remembering the minutiae. That's why I find it handier to go to the Services menu and choose "TextEdit --> Open File", even if there is no file I want opened. TextEdit merely complains, but it does so after opening up a nice, blank text file for me to type in. Easy: one menu, one more menu, one item, and one click later I've got a text editor on screen.

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A simple method of note taking in the Terminal
Authored by: bluehz on May 01, '03 05:46:47PM

That sounds good and all - but I don't really want to keep
XDarwin/X11 running simply to use the terminal (xterm). Just
seems a little too much for running a terminal, and especially
since copy/pasting between OSX/X11 is anything but tenuous...
yes I know there are key+cmds, but for me they never seem to
work (prob because I run X11 with Blackbox instead of quartz-
wm).



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Better than Cntl-c
Authored by: mj on May 01, '03 06:07:31PM

If you use Cntl-D instead, you won't risk forgetting to terminate the last line.



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