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Re: st: Keymappings/backspace/insert/overwrite using Stata/Linux at the console
On 5/15/07, Dave Ewart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Something that I've been wondering about for a while: is there any way
to modify the way that Stata's command-line editing works, specifically
for Stata 9 under Linux, working at the console (i.e. 'stata' rather
By default, command-line editing is in 'overwrite' mode, which means
that if you type:
and realise that I meant 'dataset.dta', I move the cursor on to the 'a'
at the start of 'ataset' and then type 'd', I see:
which isn't what I want either. Instead, I must hit my "Insert" key
This behaviour is at odds with usual Unix shell-like behaviour and also
at odds with 'xstata', or Stata under Windows.
Not a direct solution, but you could use stata under ESS (Emacs Speaks
Statistics) and/or Bill Rising's Stata ado-mode and configure Emacs to
behave as desired.
See http://ess.r-project.org/ and
respectively for more information.
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