Commit f932771a authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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Document that overwrite-mode is bound to INSERT and add @kindex for INSERT.

Reported by Bill Richter <richter@math.northwestern.edu>.
parent 5efe6a56
...@@ -102,8 +102,6 @@ combine it with any major mode. @xref{Outline Mode}. ...@@ -102,8 +102,6 @@ combine it with any major mode. @xref{Outline Mode}.
@cindex Overwrite mode @cindex Overwrite mode
@cindex mode, Overwrite @cindex mode, Overwrite
@findex overwrite-mode
@findex binary-overwrite-mode
Overwrite mode causes ordinary printing characters to replace existing Overwrite mode causes ordinary printing characters to replace existing
text instead of shoving it to the right. For example, if point is in text instead of shoving it to the right. For example, if point is in
front of the @samp{B} in @samp{FOOBAR}, then in Overwrite mode typing a front of the @samp{B} in @samp{FOOBAR}, then in Overwrite mode typing a
...@@ -112,6 +110,14 @@ as usual. In Overwrite mode, the command @kbd{C-q} inserts the next ...@@ -112,6 +110,14 @@ as usual. In Overwrite mode, the command @kbd{C-q} inserts the next
character whatever it may be, even if it is a digit---this gives you a character whatever it may be, even if it is a digit---this gives you a
way to insert a character instead of replacing an existing character. way to insert a character instead of replacing an existing character.
@findex overwrite-mode
@kindex INSERT
The command @code{overwrite-mode} is an exception to the rule that
commands which toggle minor modes are normally not bound to keys: it is
bound to the @key{INSERT} function key. This is because many other
programs bind @key{INSERT} to similar functions.
@findex binary-overwrite-mode
Binary Overwrite mode is a variant of Overwrite mode for editing Binary Overwrite mode is a variant of Overwrite mode for editing
binary files; it treats newlines and tabs like other characters, so that binary files; it treats newlines and tabs like other characters, so that
they overwrite other characters and can be overwritten by them. they overwrite other characters and can be overwritten by them.
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