Lynx invokes a built-in Line Editor for entering strings in response to prompts, in forms, and for email messages if an external editor has not been defined. Additional alternative key-bindings can be offered by configuring with
--enable-alt-bindings or by adding them in LYEditmap.c before compiling Lynx. If available, they may be selected via the “o”ptions menu, or by editing lineedit_mode in the “.lynxrc” file.
Note: setting emacs/vi keys ON has no direct effect on line-editor bindings.
This is the Alternative Binding keymap.
ENTER Input complete - RETURN TAB Input complete - TAB, Do ABORT Input cancelled - Ctrl-G, Ctrl-O, (Ctrl-C on some systems) ERASE Erase the line - Ctrl-U BACK Cursor back char - Left-Arrow, Ctrl-B FORW Cursor forward char - Right-Arrow, Ctrl-F BACKW Cursor back word - Ctrl-P FORWW Cursor forward word - Ctrl-N BOL Go to begin of line - Ctrl-A, Home, Find EOL Go to end of line - Ctrl-E, End, Select DELP Delete prev char - Backspace, Delete, Remove DELN Delete next char - Ctrl-D (see note 1) DELPW Delete prev word - Ctrl-R DELNW Delete next word - Ctrl-T DELEL Delete to end of line - Ctrl-K UPPER Upper case the line - Ctrl-^ LOWER Lower case the line - Ctrl-_ LKCMD Invoke cmd prompt - Ctrl-V (in form text fields, only) (see note 2) Special commands for use only in textarea fields (see note 3): Textarea external edit - Ctrl-X e Insert file in textarea - Ctrl-X i Grow textarea - Ctrl-X g
TPOS Transpose characters - Ctrl-t SETMARK Set mark at current position in line - Ctrl-@ XPMARK Exchange current position with mark - Ctrl-x Ctrl-x KILLREG Kill region between mark and position - Ctrl-x Ctrl-w (see note 3) YANK Insert text last killed (with KILLREG) - Ctrl-y
Here is a little textarea for practice:
See the Lynx Line Editor page for an explanation of terminology and key-names.