How to swap Option (Alt) and Command keys on Mac

If you are (like I) an emacs user on MacOS X you might have this problem : how to re-assign Meta key from Option (Alt) to Cmd key in Terminal (if you don’t know what the heck I am talking about – congratulations! you are free of emacs virus).

For some mysterious reason this seems to be a huge problem, I tried few things (e.g. remapping with keyremap4macbook and cmd-key-happy) but the only reliable solution which worked so far is this:

1. Install iTerm2
2. In the “Keys” tab in configuration change “Left Command” to map to the “Right Option” key,

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 20.43.31

and then under the “Profiles” tab changed “Right Option” key to act as Esc. And then you will have Cmd as Meta

Screen Shot 2015-12-11 at 20.47.58

I found this suggestion here

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