Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236830
C-a C-x in reply window doesn't clear original message
Last modified: 2008-02-11 13:44:01 EST
Highlight a message. Click reply. In the reply window, type C-a C-x, which
should clear the old message from the window. Instead, it leaves you with a
blank line followed by an angle bracket (or, if you're using HTML format, a
If you add a linefeed to the last line of the quoted message, which doesn't have
one when the reply window pops up, and then hit C-a C-x, the window is cleared
I don't know whether it's the C-a or C-x that's doing the wrong thing.
It seems to me like fixed, in Fedora 8, can you check, please? (I meant, I
cannot reproduce this in Fedora 8, it works as expected for me.)
Weird. It's "sort of" fixed. If you start a reply with the quoting method set
to quote rather than Outlook-style, then hit C-a C-x, the entire quoted message
gets removed. Now here's where it gets weird. If you how hit ctrl-z, and then
hit ctrl-a ctrl-x again, once again you end up with an angle bracket or quoting
bar left over. Not entirely fixed.
Moving this upstream, see bug  for more information.