From: Caolan McNamara (Caolan.McNamara at domain ul.ie)
Date: Wed 20 Oct 1999 - 16:46:07 IST
On 20-Oct-99 Hary Walsh wrote:
>On thee point Caolan makes about becomng dependant on a particular
>.cshrc, .bashrc, .exrc, .emacs.
>I used to customize all of my keys for all kinds of power usage, but
>at the end of the day I found that learning the GNU readline library
>and sticking to bash and emacs is a much better approach. Practically
>all the applications I now use regularly, ( XEmacs, Bash, gdb, ncftp
>etc.. ) all use the the same key bindings.
>I avoid aliases also, for the same reason.
>my .bashrc is now tiny. Wish I could say the same for my .emacs.
On this note the basic ftp program with redhat doesnt use readline, but
i believe that the debian one does. Its about time redhat got with the
program. Even the windows command line ftp is better that the cruddy
standard ftp with redhat.
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