how to 'block' the prompt

Mayeul KAUFFMANN mayeul.kauffmann at
Tue Aug 24 17:32:01 CEST 2004

I use Xemacs

From: "Patrick Connolly" <p.connolly at>
> Perhaps the reason was that it doesn't matter.  The prompt does not
> have to be visible before new commands can be entered.  (Unless on my
> system, a side effect of one of the many tricks I've picked up from
> this group added to my .emacs counteracts it.)

It's not one of your tricks, it's the same for me.
You can type a command without the prompt.
However, it will work only if it's the *last* line of the buffer.
With a prompt but at a *previous* line, it says "(return to confirm)" and
copies the current line to the last line.
Without a prompt, at a previous line: "No command on this line"

Moreover, without the prompt (wherever you are), you cannot always use the
It's very strange. At the prompt, press backspace. You can still use

At the prompt, go just before the prompt (on the left), press delete, you
cannot use the history

At the prompt, go just before the prompt , press Ctrl+delelte (delete
line), you CAN use history.

So, the prompt matters, but in a strange way...


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