This function sets the mode for reading keyboard input. If
interrupt is non-
nil, then Emacs uses input interrupts.
If it is
nil, then it uses CBREAK mode. The default
setting is system-dependent. Some systems always use CBREAK mode
regardless of what is specified.
When Emacs communicates directly with X, it ignores this argument and uses interrupts if that is the way it knows how to communicate.
If flow is non-
nil, then Emacs uses XON/XOFF
(C-q, C-s) flow control for output to the terminal. This
has no effect except in CBREAK mode.
The argument meta controls support for input character codes
above 127. If meta is
t, Emacs converts characters with
the 8th bit set into Meta characters, before it decodes them as needed
(see Terminal I/O Encoding). If meta is
Emacs disregards the 8th bit; this is necessary when the terminal uses
it as a parity bit. If meta is the symbol
first decodes the characters using all the 8 bits of each byte, and
then converts the decoded single-byte characters into Meta characters
if they have their eighth bit set. Finally, if meta is neither
encoded, Emacs uses all 8 bits of
input unchanged, both before and after decoding them. This is good
for terminals that use 8-bit character sets and don’t encode the Meta
modifier as the eighth bit.
If quit-char is non-
nil, it specifies the character to
use for quitting. Normally this character is C-g.
current-input-mode function returns the input mode settings
Emacs is currently using.
This function returns the current mode for reading keyboard input. It
returns a list, corresponding to the arguments of
of the form
(interrupt flow meta quit) in
nil when Emacs is using interrupt-driven input. If
nil, Emacs is using CBREAK mode.
nil if Emacs uses XON/XOFF (C-q, C-s)
flow control for output to the terminal. This value is meaningful only
when interrupt is
t if Emacs treats the eighth bit of input characters as
the Meta bit before decoding input;
encoded if Emacs treats the
eighth bit of the decoded single-byte characters as the Meta bit;
nil if Emacs clears the eighth bit of every input character;
any other value means Emacs uses all eight bits as the basic character
is the character Emacs currently uses for quitting, usually C-g.