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As far as I know Drav Sloan is correct: there is no universal "vi" mode setting. You can ease the pain for a lot of more modern command line programs by having a file named $HOME/.inputrc with this line in it: set editing-mode vi A lot of programs use readline, gnuplot, psql, impala-shell and others. This may get you most of way to where you want to be.


The effect you are seeing isn't a terminal window graphical trick, it is gui emacs running in X. You correctly identify the customization to get emacs to draw that, but these are only rendered when emacs is run in X. To illustrate, I have my mode-line themed with: '(mode-line ((t (:background "gray10" :foreground "green" :box (:line-width -1 :style ...


The way I understand this Wikipedia Page (though I would very much like to be proven wrong on this specific issue): Style Underline exists, not limited to cursor. They call it code 4. Style Framed exists, as in 4 borders around each character, they call it code 51. Note: That does not enable framing a string of characters without borders between the ...


Terminals transmit characters┬╣, not keys. When you press a key or key combination like Ctrl+Alt+Enter, the terminal has to translate it to a character or character sequence. There aren't nearly enough characters to represent all keys, so most such combinations are transmitted as escape sequences: a sequence of characters starting with the escape character. ...

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