On Dec 31, 20:07, Zane H. Healy wrote:
As for the function keys, until recently I think the
only thing I'd ever
used them for was WordPerfect. Now I use them all the time on VT420's,
wish I knew how to set them on a RS/6000. They would
probably be used a
LOT more if people knew how, or if there was some nice UNIX/Mac/Windoz
for setting them to do stuff (of course there probably
is, but I can't
think of any).
I use them a lot too, partly because on my Unix box there's a little
utility called 'bindkey' to assign arbitrary strings to keys. It works for
any keys, but generally I find it more useful to assign command strings to
function keys, and I'm used to programming strings into function keys on
other micros (BBC Micro, Archimedes, mostly).
The insert() and string(string) functions in xterm should allow you to
program your function keys, but it's a bit tedious by hand, I expect.
Pete Peter Turnbull
Dept. of Computer Science
University of York