I had posted this suggestion before (when I started
working with OCTAVE 4).
Please consider defining Escape key for deleting the
entire line in the command window.
I can explain why this is important, if you are
If implemented, this would absolutely have to be configurable. Not
everyone in the world works the same way. Ask a 'vi' user whether
Esc should be mapped to kill-line and you will get a hostile
You might look into readline bindings and your .inputrc if you want
to configure how line-editing works.