[erlang-questions] A better shell.

Ahmed Ali <>
Tue Sep 16 10:21:04 CEST 2008


Hi,

Eralng shell uses some Emacs commands for editing code. I'm not sure
if all of these work in Windows shell, but it works in linux.

Ctrl-A: takes you to the beginning of the line
Ctrl-E: takes you to the end of the line

And while we're at it,
Alt-F: takes you 1 word forward
Alt-B: takes you 1 word backwords
Alt-D: deletes 1 word forwards
Alt-<Backspace>: deletes 1 word backwords
Ctrl-K: Deletes everything until the end of the line

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 5:51 AM, YourSurrogateGod
<> wrote:
> I'm used to working with Bash and Z-shell on my Linux PC. They're both
> great at what they do. I can hit the Home and End keys and go either
> the front or back of the command. Is there a way to replicate the same
> behavior in the Erlang shell? It does some neat things, but having
> those features really make it come alive.
>
> Thoughts?
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