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© Harley Hahn 2016

Harley Hahn, Harley Hahn's Emacs Field Guide, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1703-0_6

6. Commands, Buffers, Windows

Harley Hahn

(1)Santa Barbara, California, USA

6.1 Section 6.1: Commands and Key Bindings

In Section 4.2, I introduced the term "key sequence ". However, at the time, I didn’t give you a strict definition. Nor have I, as yet, given you a strict definition of an Emacs "command". However, as the poet observes:

"The time has come," the Walrus said,

"To talk of many things:

Of bindings— using Lisp commands—

Of Emacs' useful rings—

Of sequences that make you frown—

And whether keys have wings."

So, are you ready? Take a deep breath.

You know by now that the basic way you use Emacs is that you press one or more keys and something ...

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