Re: [dev] [patch] add Control-G and Control-D to dmenu

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 04:39:26 -0400

On Sun, Aug 08, 2010 at 10:22:05AM +0200, Uriel wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 3:18 PM, Connor Lane Smith <> wrote:
>> Hey,
>> On 06/08/2010, Daniel Clemente <> wrote:
>>> This adds C-d (delete next char) and C-g (abort) to dmenu. These keys are
>>> also used in programs like bash or Emacs.
>> I've added C-d but not C-g, since it seems like an emacsism.
>Both are emacsisms as far as I can tell, and of little use (specialy
>given ^C already aborts).

So do Escape and ^[. C-g, unfortunately, is also used by mutt,
which doesn't recognize <Esc> at all. C-d means EOF. It's always
meant EOF and I've never known it to mean delete-char, although
I'm aware that in emacs it does.

>For the 'canonical' list of Unix keybindings see:

Whose canon?

Kris Maglione
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