Re: [OT] What is DEL for?

From: Valeriy E. Ushakov (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 14:38:53 EST

On Wed, Feb 21, 2001 at 09:42:53 -0800, Marco Cimarosti wrote:

> 1) What happens if emacs loads Doug Ewell's text file (I.e. a text file
> containing "ABC<del>DEF") and then saves it? Would the file's content be
> changed to "ABDEF"?

No. I don't think any program interprets file contents in this way.

> 2) Could emacs be invoked with a text file as the keyboard input?

No. It needs a reall tty.

SY, Uwe

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