[OS X Emacs] column editing

Thomas S. Dye tsd at tsdye.com
Wed Nov 19 23:39:36 EST 2008

Yes, sorry.  I was following the link Nathaniel Cunningham provided  
earlier in the day, which looked interesting.  I didn't anticipate all  
the complexities.

On Nov 19, 2008, at 5:42 PM, David Reitter wrote:

> On 19 Nov 2008, at 19:27, Thomas S. Dye wrote:
>> Hmm.  Then these instructions about cursor color in Preferences.el  
>> don't seem to have the correct effect.  The cursor is still red in  
>> a read-only buffer.  Tom
> Have you considered that these instructions could be faulty or out- 
> of-date?
> Does the file you're looking at carry a date?
> I found some rather old (Emacs 20!) cua.el files out there just now.
> C-h v over the variable in question doesn't give anything, i.e. it's  
> not a known variable... that is usually a good indicator that the  
> names have changed.
> If you have C-h v cua- TAB, you get a bunch of variable names that  
> have to do with cua.  One of them is `cua-overwrite-cursor- 
> color' (note the capitalization), which I think is what you're  
> interested in.
>> ;;; CUA mode indications
>> ;; As mentioned above, the cursor will blink when the global mark is
>> ;; active.  In addition, you can choose to let CUA-mode use different
>> ;; cursor colors to indicate overwrite mode and read-only buffers.
>> ;; For example, the following setting will use a RED cursor in normal
>> ;; (insertion) mode in read-write buffers, a YELLOW cursor in
>> ;; overwrite mode in read-write buffers, and a GREEN cursor read-only
>> ;; buffers:
>> ;;
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