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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Cursor-Movement Commands

Keystrokes

Command name

Description

C-f

forward-char

Move forward one character (right).

C-b

backward-char

Move backward one character (left).

C-p

previous-line

Move to previous line (up).

C-n

next-line

Move to next line (down).

M-f

forward-word

Move one word forward.

M-b

backward-word

Move one word backward.

C-a

beginning-of-line

Move to beginning of line.

C-e

end-of-line

Move to end of line.

M-a

backward-sentence

Move backward one sentence.

M-e

forward-sentence

Move forward one sentence.

M-{

backward-paragraph

Move backward one paragraph.

M-}

forward-paragraph

Move forward one paragraph.

C-v

scroll-up

Move forward one screen.

M-v

scroll-down

Move backward one screen.

C-x [

backward-page

Move backward one page.

C-x ]

forward-page

Move forward one page.

M->

end-of-buffer

Move to end of file.

M-<

beginning-of-buffer

Move to beginning of file.

M-g g or M-g M-g

goto-line

Go to line n of file.

(none)

goto-char

Go to character n of file.

C-l

recenter

Redraw screen with current line in the center.

M-n

digit-argument

Repeat the next command n times.

C-u n

universal-argument

Repeat the next command n times.

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