double click to select phrase
djc at cisco.com
Fri Aug 25 17:30:36 CEST 2006
Anthony Ewell wrote:
> Any idea how to get xfterm4 to act like the console and/or gnome's
> stock terminal? How do I set my word separator?
> Many thanks,
Assuming xfterm4 is running xterm, I found the following in the
Clicking the left mouse button twice in rapid succession will cause all charac-
ters of the same class (e.g., letters, white space, punctuation) to be selected.
Since different people have different preferences for what should be selected
(for example, should filenames be selected as a whole or only the separate sub-
names), the default mapping can be overridden through the use of the charClass
(class CharClass) resource.
This resource is a series of comma-separated of range:value pairs. The range is
either a single number or low-high in the range of 0 to 65535, corresponding to
the code for the character or characters to be set. The value is arbitrary,
although the default table uses the character number of the first character
occurring in the set. When not in UTF-8 mode, only the first 256 bytes of this
table will be used.
For example, the string ‘‘33:48,37:48,45-47:48,38:48’’ indicates that the excla-
mation mark, percent sign, dash, period, slash, and ampersand characters should
be treated the same way as characters and numbers. This is useful for cutting
and pasting electronic mailing addresses and filenames.
I'll leave it as an exercise for the reader as to how to utilize this
By the way, xterm exhibits the same behavior for me as you describe.
So you could use the manpage and figure out how to make xterm do what
you want, or you could have xfterm4 start up a different terminal
Don Christensen Senior Software Development Engineer
djc at cisco.com Cisco Systems, Santa Cruz, CA
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