The shift-U key (
calc-undo) undoes the most recent operation.
If that operation added or dropped objects from the stack, those objects
are removed or restored. If it was a “store” operation, you are
queried whether or not to restore the variable to its original value.
The U key may be pressed any number of times to undo successively
farther back in time; with a numeric prefix argument it undoes a
specified number of operations. When the Calculator is quit, as with
the q (
calc-quit) command, the undo history will be
truncated to the length of the customizable variable
calc-undo-length (see Customizing Calc), which by default
is ‘100’. (Recall that C-x * c is synonymous with
calc-quit while inside the Calculator; this also truncates the
Currently the mode-setting commands (like
calc-precision) are not
undoable. You can undo past a point where you changed a mode, but you
will need to reset the mode yourself.
The shift-D key (
calc-redo) redoes an operation that was
mistakenly undone. Pressing U with a negative prefix argument is
equivalent to executing
calc-redo. You can redo any number of
times, up to the number of recent consecutive undo commands. Redo
information is cleared whenever you give any command that adds new undo
information, i.e., if you undo, then enter a number on the stack or make
any other change, then it will be too late to redo.
The M-RET key (
calc-last-args) is like undo in that
it restores the arguments of the most recent command onto the stack;
however, it does not remove the result of that command. Given a numeric
prefix argument, this command applies to the ‘n’th most recent
command which removed items from the stack; it pushes those items back
onto the stack.
The K (
calc-keep-args) command provides a related function
to M-RET. See Stack and Trail.
It is also possible to recall previous results or inputs using the trail. See Trail Commands.
The standard Emacs C-_ undo key is recognized as a synonym for U.