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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Basic Editing Commands

This section takes a more detailed look at the fundamental emacs editing commands. It covers straightforward editing of a single file in a single window.

tip || Visiting a File with CONTROL-X CONTROL-F

When using CONTROL-X CONTROL-F, emacs partially completes the path to the filename you are to enter. Normally this is the path to the working directory, but in some situations emacs may display a different path, such as the path to your home directory. You can edit this already displayed path if it is not pointing to the directory you want.

Keys: Notation and Use

Mainstream emacs uses 128-character ASCII codes. ASCII keyboards have a typewriter-style SHIFT key and a CONTROL key. Some keyboards also have a META (diamond or ...

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