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.
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 ...