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mfillpot [Emacs Cheat Sheet] **Emacs Cheat Sheet** ^Command^Result| |<key>C-f</key>|Move the cursor one character to the right (forward)| |<key>C-b</key>|Move the cursor one character to the left (backward)| |<key>C-n</key>|Move the cursor one line down (next)| |<
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 ===== Emacs Cheat Sheet ===== ===== Emacs Cheat Sheet =====
 +While Emacs can be simple to use, its scope can easily be
 +overwhelming. ​ Below are some useful Emacs commands. ​ Some
 +aspects have been simplified, most notably regarding text
 +selection. ​ These concepts, and more, are described the
 +**//​Emacs//​** manual, and various on-line
 +tutorials. ​ Decent summaries can also be gleaned from web
-While [[slackbook:​vi|vi]] (with its clonesis without a doubt the most ubiquitous editor on Unix-like systems, emacs(1comes in a good second. Instead of using different "​modes",​ like vi does, it uses <key>Ctrl</​key> ​and <key>Alt</​key>​ key combinations to enter commands, in much the same way that you can use <key>Ctrl</​key> ​and <key>Alt</​key>​ key combinations in a word processor and indeed in many other applications ​to execute certain functions. (Though it should be noted that the commands rarely correspond; so while many modern applications use <key>Ctrl+C/X/V</​key> ​for copying, cutting and pasting, emacs uses different keys and actually a somewhat different mechanism for this.) +**Emacs Cheat Sheet** 
- +^Command^Result| 
-Also unlike vi, which is an (excellent) editor and nothing more, emacs is a program with near endless capabilitiesemacs is (for the most part) written ​in Lisp, which is a very powerful programming language that has the peculiar property that every program written in it is automatically a Lisp compiler of its ownThis means that the user can extend emacs, and in fact write completely new programs "in emacs"​. +|<​key>​C-f</​key>​ |Move the cursor one character to the right (forward)
- +|<​key>​C-b</​key>​ |Move ​the cursor one character to the left (backward)| 
-As a result, emacs is not just an editor anymore. There are many add-on packages for emacs available ​(many come with the program's source) that provide all sorts of functionality. Many of these are related ​to text editing, which is after all emacs' ​basic task, but it doesn't stop thereThere are for example several spreadsheet programs for emacsthere are databasesgames, mail and news clients (the top one being Gnus)etc+|<​key>​C-n</​key>​ |Move the cursor one line down (next)
- +|<key>C-p</​key>​ |Move the cursor one line up (previous)| 
-There are two main versions ​of emacs: GNU Emacs (which is the version that comes with Slackware) ​and XEmacsThe latter is not a version for Emacs running under X. In factboth emacs and XEmacs run on the console as well as under XXEmacs was once started ​as a project ​to tidy up the emacs codeCurrently, both versions are being actively developed, and there is in fact much interaction between the two development teamsFor the present chapterit is immaterial whether ​you use emacs or XEmacs, ​the differences between them are not relevant ​to the normal user. +|<key>C-h</​key> ​<key>'​f'​</key> ​FUNCTION-NAME <​key>​Enter</​key>​ |Show documentation for function FUNCTION-NAME| 
 +|<key>C-h</​key> ​<key>'​k'</​key>​ <​key>​C-x</​key>​ <​key>​C-c</​key>​ |Show documentation for the function bound to the keys <​key>​C-x</key> <​key>​C-c<​/key>| 
 +|<​key>​C-h</​key> ​<​key>​t</​key>​ |Show the Emacs tutorial| 
 +|<​key>​C-h</​key>​ <​key>?</​key>​ |Show all help-related functions| 
 +|M-<​key>'​`'</​key>​ |Access the Menu Bar| 
 +|<​key>​C-g</​key>​ |Cancel the current operationThis is most useful when in the minibuffer.
 +|M-<​key>​x</​key>​ FUNCTION-NAME <​key>​Enter</​key>​ |Call ​the interactive function FUNCTION-NAME| 
 +|M-<​key>​1</​key>​ M-<​key>​0</​key>​ <​key>​C-n</​key>​ |Move the cursor ten lines down| 
 +|<​key>​C-u</​key>​ <​key>​1</​key><​key>​0</​key>​ <​key>​C-n</​key>​ |Move the cursor ten lines down (same as above)| 
 +|M-<​key>'​x'</​key>​ beginning-of-line |Move ​the cursor to the beginning of the current line| 
 +|M-<​key>​'x'</​key>​ end-of-line |Move the cursor to the end of the current line| 
 +|M-<​key>'>'</​key>​ |Move the cursor ​to the end of the buffer| 
 +|M-<​key>​'<'</​key>​ |Move the cursor to the beginning of the buffer| 
 +|<​key>​C-k</​key>​ |Remove text from the cursor to the end of the line and place it into the kill ring| 
 +|<​key>​C-space</​key>​ |Enter selection mode (use normal motion keys to move around)Press C-space again to leave it.| 
 +|<​key>​C-w</​key>​ |While in selection modedelete the selected region, and store the result into the kill ring| 
 +|M-<​key>​w</​key>​ |While in selection modestore the selected region into the kill ring.| 
 +|C-<​key>​y</​key>​ |"​Yanks"​ the contents ​of the kill ring and places them at the cursor'​s location| 
 +|<​key>​C-/</​key>​ |Undo the previous actionUnlike most other editorsthis includes previous undo actions.| 
 +|<​key>​insert</​key>​ |Enable or disable overwriting characters| 
 +|<​key>​C-s</​key>​ asdf <​key>​Enter</​key>​ |Forward incremental search for the string "​asdf"​Repeat <​key>​C-s</​key> ​as needed ​to search for future items, or <​key>​C-r</​key>​ (below) to search backwards.| 
 +|<​key>​C-r</​key>​ asdf <​key>​Enter</​key>​ |Backward incremental search for the string "​asdf"​Repeat <​key>​C-r</​key>​ as needed to search for future itemsor <​key>​C-s</​key>​ (above) to search forwards.| 
 +|M-<​key>'​%'</​key>​ old <​key>​Enter</​key>​ new <​key>​Enter</​key>​ |Search for each instance of "​old" ​and prompt you to replace it with "​new"​You can force replacement of all items by typing <​key>'​!'</​key>​ at the replacement prompt.| 
 +|<​key>​C-x</​key>​ <​key>​C-c</​key>​ |Exit Emacsprompting ​you to save each unsaved buffer before doing so| 
 +|<​key>​C-x</​key>​ <​key>​C-s</​key>​ |Save ​the currrent buffer ​to its file| 
 +|<​key>​C-x</​key>​ <​key>​C-w</​key>​ new-file.txt <​key>​Enter</​key>​ |Save ​the current buffer to a file //"​new-file.txt"//​|
 ===== Starting Emacs ===== ===== Starting Emacs =====

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