Commit 49a8a2f5 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

Compare C-f, etc, with arrow keys. Mention PageUp and PageDn.

parent 91f50d61
...@@ -50,6 +50,10 @@ The following commands are useful for viewing screenfuls: ...@@ -50,6 +50,10 @@ The following commands are useful for viewing screenfuls:
Find the cursor again and notice that the same text Find the cursor again and notice that the same text
is near the cursor now. is near the cursor now.
You can also use the PageUp and PageDn keys to do scrolling, if your
terminal has them, but you can edit more efficiently if you use C-v
and M-v.
* BASIC CURSOR CONTROL * BASIC CURSOR CONTROL
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...@@ -57,11 +61,10 @@ The following commands are useful for viewing screenfuls: ...@@ -57,11 +61,10 @@ The following commands are useful for viewing screenfuls:
Moving from screenful to screenful is useful, but how do you Moving from screenful to screenful is useful, but how do you
move to a specific place within the text on the screen? move to a specific place within the text on the screen?
There are several ways you can do this. The most basic way is to use There are several ways you can do this. You can use the arrow keys,
the commands C-p, C-b, C-f, and C-n. Each of these commands moves the but it's more efficient to keep your hands in the standard position
cursor one row or column in a particular direction on the screen. and use the commands C-p, C-b, C-f, and C-n. These characters
Here is a table showing these four commands and the directions they are equivalent to the four arrow keys, like this:
move:
Previous line, C-p Previous line, C-p
: :
...@@ -75,10 +78,9 @@ move: ...@@ -75,10 +78,9 @@ move:
using C-n or C-p. Then type C-l to see the whole diagram using C-n or C-p. Then type C-l to see the whole diagram
centered in the screen. centered in the screen.
You'll probably find it easy to think of these by letter: P for You'll find it easy to remember these letters by words they stand for:
previous, N for next, B for backward and F for forward. These are the P for previous, N for next, B for backward and F for forward. You
basic cursor positioning commands, and you'll be using them ALL the will be using these basic cursor positioning commands all the time.
time, so it would be of great benefit if you learn them now.
>> Do a few C-n's to bring the cursor down to this line. >> Do a few C-n's to bring the cursor down to this line.
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