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Re: A proposal to improve dselect

On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Dale Scheetz wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Jan 1997, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
> > >>>>> "Hamish" == Hamish Moffatt <moffatt@yallara.cs.rmit.edu.au> writes:
> > 
> >     Hamish>   Pressing / and entering the same search just takes you
> >     Hamish> back to the first result again. This is counter-intuitive
> >     Hamish> for users of vi, less etc. Lynx uses "n" to repeat a
> >     Hamish> search but dselect doesn't use that either.
> > 
> >  I thought the same thing.  It should work like 'less' does.  And have
> > {C-s} and {C-M-s} incremental searching like Emacsen do as well,
> > perhaps.
> > 
> This begins to look like a religeous discussion ;-)
> The real question is: "What key does dselect use for repeat searches?"
> rather than "What key should it be?".
> I'm not an expert on dselect. I use dpkg almost exclusively to do my
> incremental upgrades. I don't know if there is such a key, or not, but
> it's clear it isn't documented very well if there is one. If there isn't
> the bug is in the software instead of the docs (or including the docs).
> Do we have an expert out there who can answer this question?

I am no expert either, but pushing / and entering the search string does
take you to a different package IF it exists.  Otherwise, it just takes
you back to the one package that matches the string.

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Igor Grobman                                             igor@vaca.net

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