In previous versions of Joe (3.1 at least), you could hit ` (backtick) and it would prompt to enter a decimal, hex, or octal ASCII code. In 3.5, this appears to have dissappeared. Where is this functionality now?
It is listed in help as:
For anyone who doesn't know, ^[ meas hit ESC. You can also hit CTRL-[. You might also be able to hold the Meta or Alt key (while hitting ' (single quote)).
You can see all of the key bindings in joerc. Open joerc and search for "`". Notice ` was disabled by adding a space at the beginning of the line. As you can see, you can now invoke the quote command with ^[ ' or ^Q.
The key sequence for the quote command was changed because ` is a printable character. Having a printable character invoke a command caused problems when pasting text into JOE, especially shell scripts which often contain `.
Charles J. Tabony
Got it. Thanks.
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