flow-ctrl.el   [plain text]

;;; flow-ctrl.el --- help for lusers on cu(1) or ttys with wired-in ^S/^Q flow control

;; Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
;;   2005, 2006, 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

;; Author Kevin Gallagher
;; Maintainer: FSF
;; Adapted-By: ESR
;; Keywords: hardware

;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.

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;;; Commentary:

;; Terminals that use XON/XOFF flow control can cause problems with
;; GNU Emacs users.  This file contains Emacs Lisp code that makes it
;; easy for a user to deal with this problem, when using such a
;; terminal.
;; To invoke these adjustments, a user need only invoke the function
;; enable-flow-control-on with a list of terminal types in his/her own
;; .emacs file.  As arguments, give it the names of one or more terminal
;; types in use by that user which require flow control adjustments.
;; Here's an example:
;;	(enable-flow-control-on "vt200" "vt300" "vt101" "vt131")

;; Portability note: This uses (getenv "TERM"), and therefore probably
;; won't work outside of UNIX-like environments.

;;; Code:

(defvar flow-control-c-s-replacement ?\034
  "Character that replaces C-s, when flow control handling is enabled.")
(defvar flow-control-c-q-replacement ?\036
  "Character that replaces C-q, when flow control handling is enabled.")

(put 'keyboard-translate-table 'char-table-extra-slots 0)

(defun enable-flow-control (&optional argument)
  "Toggle flow control handling.
When handling is enabled, user can type C-s as C-\\, and C-q as C-^.
With arg, enable flow control mode if arg is positive, otherwise disable."
  (interactive "P")
  (if (if argument
	  ;; Argument means enable if arg is positive.
	  (<= (prefix-numeric-value argument) 0)
	;; No arg means toggle.
	(nth 1 (current-input-mode)))
	;; Turn flow control off, and stop exchanging chars.
	(set-input-mode t nil (nth 2 (current-input-mode)))
	(if keyboard-translate-table
	      (aset keyboard-translate-table flow-control-c-s-replacement nil)
	      (aset keyboard-translate-table ?\^s nil)
	      (aset keyboard-translate-table flow-control-c-q-replacement nil)
	      (aset keyboard-translate-table ?\^q nil))))
    ;; Turn flow control on.
    ;; Tell emacs to pass C-s and C-q to OS.
    (set-input-mode nil t (nth 2 (current-input-mode)))
    ;; Initialize translate table, saving previous mappings, if any.
    (cond ((null keyboard-translate-table)
	   (setq keyboard-translate-table
		 (make-char-table 'keyboard-translate-table nil)))
	  ((char-table-p keyboard-translate-table)
	   (setq keyboard-translate-table
		 (copy-sequence keyboard-translate-table)))
	   (let ((the-table (make-char-table 'keyboard-translate-table nil)))
	     (let ((i 0)
		   (j (length keyboard-translate-table)))
	       (while (< i j)
		 (aset the-table i (elt keyboard-translate-table i))
		 (setq i (1+ i))))
	     (setq keyboard-translate-table the-table))))
    ;; Swap C-s and C-\
    (aset keyboard-translate-table flow-control-c-s-replacement ?\^s)
    (aset keyboard-translate-table ?\^s flow-control-c-s-replacement)
    ;; Swap C-q and C-^
    (aset keyboard-translate-table flow-control-c-q-replacement ?\^q)
    (aset keyboard-translate-table ?\^q flow-control-c-q-replacement)
    (message "XON/XOFF adjustment for %s: use %s for C-s, and use %s for C-q"
	     (getenv "TERM")
	     (single-key-description flow-control-c-s-replacement)
	     (single-key-description flow-control-c-q-replacement))
    (sleep-for 2)))			; Give user a chance to see message.

(defun enable-flow-control-on (&rest losing-terminal-types)
  "Enable flow control if using one of a specified set of terminal types.
Use `(enable-flow-control-on \"vt100\" \"h19\")' to enable flow control
on VT-100 and H19 terminals.  When flow control is enabled,
you must type C-\\ to get the effect of a C-s, and type C-^
to get the effect of a C-q."
  (let ((term (getenv "TERM"))
    ;; If we don't find it literally, try stripping off words
    ;; from the end, one by one.
    (while (and term (not (member term losing-terminal-types)))
      ;; Strip off last hyphen and what follows, then try again.
      (if (setq hyphend (string-match "[-_][^-_]+$" term))
	  (setq term (substring term 0 hyphend))
	(setq term nil)))
    (if term

(provide 'flow-ctrl)

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