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xtype

Synopsis:

xtype <text>
xtype -literal <text>

Description:

In the first form, without arguments, the xtype command has the same behavior as type.

When used in the second format, each character in <text> is inserted into the input line, ignoring any key binding it might have. Each character is treated as though it were bound to self_insert.

Whereas the type command changes the ^ character followed by another character into a control character, xtype -l treats them as two individual characters. Further, the type command changes the \ character followed by another character into the second character, but again, xtype -l treats them as two individual characters.

Options:

-literal <text> Overrule key bindings and insert characters literally

Examples:

To literally insert a caret followed by a instead of whatever control-A is bound to:

    xtype -l now inserting a ^A is easy!
xtype.txt · Last modified: 2006/08/29 16:08 (external edit)