Steven Bedrick

# Using the "meta" key in Emacs over SSH using Terminal.app

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I’d always had trouble figuring out how to use the “meta” key in Emacs while in an SSH session- I’ve got my local machine set up to use the “option” key as “meta”, but that never seemed to work while in Emacs via SSH. Turns out that it’s “escape”. So, for example, to launch a shell session from within Emacs, enter esc, then x and then type shell. This falls squarely under the category of “obvious stuff that everybody else probably already knew”, but just in case, I’ve recorded it here.

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