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

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Summary of Commands by Name

The Emacs commands below are presented alphabetically by command name. Use M-x to access the command name. Reminder: C- indicates the Ctrl key; M- indicates the Meta key.

Command name

Keystrokes

Description

macroname

(none)

Execute a keyboard macro you’ve saved.

abbrev-mode

(none)

Enter (or exit) word abbreviation mode.

advertised-undo

C-x u

Undo last edit (can be done repeatedly).

apropos

(none)

What functions and variables involve this concept?

back-to-indentation

M-m

Move cursor to first nonblank character on line.

backward-char

C-b

Move backward one character (left).

backward-delete-char

Del

Delete previous character.

backward-kill-paragraph

(none)

Delete previous paragraph.

backward-kill-sentence

C-x Del

Delete previous sentence.

backward-kill-word

C-c C-w

Erase previous word.

backward-kill-word

M-Del

Delete previous word.

backward-page

C-x [

Move backward one page.

backward-paragraph

M-{

Move backward one paragraph.

backward-sentence

M-a

Move backward one sentence.

backward-word

M-b

Move backward one word.

beginning-of-buffer

M-<

Move to beginning of file.

beginning-of-line

C-a

Move to beginning of line.

call-last-kbd-macro

C-x e

Execute last macro defined.

capitalize-region

(none)

Capitalize region.

capitalize-word

M-c

Capitalize first letter of word.

center-line

M-s

Center line that cursor is on.

center-paragraph

M-S

Center paragraph that cursor is on.

center-region

(none)

Center currently defined region.

comint-interrupt-subjob

C-c C-c

Terminate the current job.

comint-kill-input

C-c C-u

Erase current line.

comint-send-eof ...

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