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Re: using mma in a terminal: cursors doesn't work

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  • Subject: Re: using mma in a terminal: cursors doesn't work
  • From: nomura at zen.uta.edu (Seiichi Nomura)
  • Date: Mon, 20 Dec 93 14:11:53 CST

> Usually I work on my NextStation (NextStep 3.1) with the Mma Notebook.
> But sometimes I use mma also on the Unix Terminal of my Nextstation.
> On this terminal I use the "tcsh", which is much more convenient then 
> the usual "csh". Inspecially I can use my cursor keys to insert or
> to change the characters in the current line, which I have already 
> written (or change old inputs). 
> Unfortuntely these is not possible in mma and this makes me sometimes 
> really angry. 

There is a program called "fep" (acronym for front end processor ?)
which lets you edit a line a la emacs within an application. You can
then invoke Mma with the command "fep math" to enable the line
editing.

If you cannot locate "fep" in your system, I will be glad to send you
the file via NeXT mail.

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  Seiichi Nomura 
  Mechanical Engineering Department  nomura at zen.uta.edu
  University of Texas at Arlington
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