<dan`b> hmm. I think my lwn subscription runs out tomorerow <dan`b> "I believe ctrl-W for delete line originated, and is pretty much only used <dan`b> in vi and emacs (I have neither one installed on my system, and I'd <dan`b> rather not install something I'll only use once, so I can't confirm <dan`b> this)"
Ok, this LWN article really seems crap (haven't read it, don't have a subscription):
- C-w doesn't delete the line in Emacs (that's what C-k does), but kills the region.
- You have vi installed on your system.
- If you're not interested in trying new things, you probably shouldn't write for "Linux Weekly News".
- C-w works in lots of applications, it's supported in readline, Gtk+ and Mozilla has it too.
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