Meta-Key Sequences

Binding

Command

Action

M-- M-c

negative-argument; capitalize-word

Capitalize previous word.

M-- M-l

negative-argument; downcase-word

Lowercase previous word.

M-- M-u

negative-argument; upcase-word

Uppercase previous word.

M-$

spell-word

Check spelling of word after cursor.

M-%

query-replace

Search for and replace a string.

M-!

shell-command

Prompt for a shell command and run it.

M-<

beginning-of-buffer

Move to beginning of file.

M->

end-of-buffer

Move to end-of-file.

M-{

backward-paragraph

Move backward one paragraph.

M-}

forward-paragraph

Move forward one paragraph.

M-^

delete-indentation

Join this line to the previous one.

M-n

digit-argument

Repeat the next command n times.

M-n C-x e

digit-argument; call-last-kbd-macro

Execute the last defined macro n times.

M-a

backward-sentence

Move backward one sentence.

M-b

backward-word

Move one word backward.

M-c

capitalize-word

Capitalize first letter of word.

M-C-\

indent-region

Indent a region to match first line in region.

M-C-c

exit-recursive-edit

Exit a recursive edit.

M-C-o

split-line

Split line at cursor; indent to column of cursor.

M-C-r

isearch-backward-regexp

Incremental search backward for regular expression.

M-C-s

isearch-forward-regexp

Incremental search forward for regular expression.

M-C-v

scroll-other-window

Scroll other window.

M-d

kill-word

Delete word that cursor is on.

M-Del

backward-kill-word

Delete previous word.

M-e

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