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I installed the oh-my-emacs configuration and try to use emacs in the terminal.

oh-my-emacs configuration enables evil-mode in default, and my problem is that, I found esc is mapped to meta, while the original command in my Mac is somehow disabled.. These kinds of remapping do not happen when I use emacs with oh-my-emacs configuration in GUI. So I basically have no idea why.

I really cannot get used to the map from esc to meta, even though esc can still be used to switch from input mode to command mode in evil. I just want to disable this mapping. Does anyone know how to do it?

By the way, I found I can use space+j to achieve the M-x, so I am not worried that I can not use command in Mac to invoke M-x command. But basically why the command does not work in terminal environment?

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  • I am unfamiliar with the modes at issue, but perhaps the variable meta-prefix-char could be relevant if the user wants to separate the esc key from the meta key. I have chosen to do this for my own personal reasons, and before any of my libraries are loaded and before the variables defining the various key mode-maps are established, I set the meta-prefix-char to nil instead of the default 27 on OSX. NOTE: This is not the Emacs default behavior, but is rather a customized preference that very few people seem to prefer -- i.e., I'm apparently a rare bird.
    – lawlist
    Apr 5, 2015 at 3:07

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