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Re: [vox-tech] An xterm definition of a "word"
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Re: [vox-tech] An xterm definition of a "word"

On Sun, Feb 20, 2005 at 11:59:44AM -0500, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> Hi all,
> By "word" I mean a set of contiguous non-white space characters that when
> you double click on any part of the word, the whole word gets highlighted
> and therefore put into the X clipboard.
> Right now, my life revolves around double clicking numbers of the form:
>    7.0E-14
> to put them into the clipboard.  The problem is, periods and minus signs
> aren't considered word characters, so 7.0E-14 is actually 3 words: "7", "0E"
> and "14".
> I've figured out how to make periods and minus signs word characters on
> Gnome Terminal, but I can't use Gnome Terminal because it's a heavy
> application and I'm already pushing my main workstation to its limits.  My
> workstation is doing an admirable job, but this is the first time I've ever
> considered one of my computers "underpowered".
> Anyone know how to include minus signs and and periods in the list of word
> characters for an xterm?  I know it's possible, but if anybody knows how to
> do it off the top of their head, I'd really appreciate it.

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