Meta Sends Escape

Copyright 2003-2007 Nick Nielsen

Submitted by nick on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 09:30

For people that use Cygwin and xterms, I found a good configuration adjustment. When using "ssh" to log into remote Linux machines, I need to set the "Meta Sends Escape" option for Emacs-style command line shortcuts as well as running within Emacs, because the "meta" (alt) keystroke seems not to be sent through ssh correctly.

I discovered that to make this behavior the default, you need to edit:

/etc/X11/app-defaults/XTerm

and add the following line:

*metaSendsEscape: true