As ansi-term doku tells us: any key which is not in use by emacs will be passed down to shell running inside term-mode.
As an example - I have a screen session running inside ansi-term and configured to respond to "C-o" (
escape ^Oo in ~/.screenrc).
The "C-o" is not in-use by emacs, at least not in term-raw-map, so I have no trouble controlling my screen inside ansi-term.
On the other hand -
<M-(arrow keys)> are in use by emacs and I want to not have those defined in term-raw-map only, otherwise I would like to keep the original mapping, even in term-line-map.
So, my thinking went - Let's undefine the offending key in term-raw-map, so that it could be passed down to whatever is running inside ansi-term.
Hence, the little piece of code, that demonstrates my conundrum.
First, I tried to define-key to
nil, then tried to use a built-in
local-unset-key, neither of those methods helped.
On the other hand, if I just redefine the keys to anything else, they work as expected.
My knowledge of emacs is currently insufficient to understand how to proceed to get the desired behavior.
;; For expediency I'm using only <M-left> and not all the arrow keys ;; to test - comment out one of the lines: (defun my-local/term-hook () ;; This does NOT work: (define-key term-raw-map (kbd "<M-left>") nil) ;; Neither does this: (local-unset-key (kbd "<M-left>")) ;; It does work flawlessly if redefined: (define-key term-raw-map (kbd "<M-left>") 'left-word)) (add-hook 'term-mode-hook 'my-local/term-hook)
So, to recap the question: How to change the term-raw-map in such a way, that keys already defined in other maps would be undefined in term-raw-map?
For instance, in my particular case, I'm trying to have
<M-(arrow keys)> uninterpreted by emacs current active keymap and passed down to shell, as is the case with "C-o".