Linux text-editing question

Sean McMahon smcmahon at
Tue Feb 15 11:04:13 EST 2005

Telnet is friendlier if you have the ability to use telnet. Have your shell set
to bash or tcsh.  Set your term variable to vt100 and unset your display
variable.  If you have a .xsession file put # symbols infront of every line.
Use emacs because in emacs, you can use controll p to move up, control n to move
down, control a for beginning of line, control e for end of line, control b for
back, control f for forward.  This gets around any windows speech
program/terminal conflict.  There are a few other helpful commands but you can
find them by using emacs info facility and reading the tutorial.  When in emacs,
set your windows screen reader to highlighted text echo.  One other thing that
might help you, if the backspace won't work, sometimes the delete key actually
performs a backspace under remote sessions.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ned" <ngranic at>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at>
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2005 11:12 PM
Subject: Linux text-editing question

> HI all,
> I just came back from my Unix class and my teacher is getting desparate with
> me. I used pico to write a little paragraph -- which went ok until I tried
> to go back to some words to correct them. Because we use putty, I can't
> focus the cursor on a particular letter to -- say -- delete it, and
> everything got mmessed up. Then using VI, Iwas supposed to edit a paragraph
> of text. After he saw what I did, he went speachless. SO tell me, is there
> any other more friendly remote client like telnet or something.
> Plese people, encourage me in these tough times and tell me what to do? I
> appologize for posting a question little off the topic, but putty is
> actually using Unix commands sent to it from the machine running it.
> Many thanks in advance good people.
> Ned
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