Commit 8806d20f authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

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......@@ -179,10 +179,10 @@ to type M-< also; without the shift key, you would be typing M-comma.
You can also move the cursor with the arrow keys, if your terminal has
arrow keys. We recommend learning C-b, C-f, C-n and C-p for three
reasons. First, they work on all kinds of terminals. Second, once
you gain practice at using Emacs, you will find that typing these CTRL
you gain practice at using Emacs, you will find that typing these Control
characters is faster than typing the arrow keys (because you do not
have to move your hands away from touch-typing position). Third, once
you form the habit of using these CTRL character commands, you can
you form the habit of using these Control character commands, you can
easily learn to use other advanced cursor motion commands as well.
Most Emacs commands accept a numeric argument; for most commands, this
......@@ -279,6 +279,12 @@ other windows.
>> Type C-x 1 and see the documentation listing window disappear.
This command is unlike the other commands you have learned in that it
consists of two characters. It starts with the character Control-x.
There is a whole series of commands that start with Control-x; many of
them have to do with windows, files, buffers, and related things.
These commands are two, three or four characters long.
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......@@ -429,7 +435,7 @@ C-_ is an alternative undo command; it works just the same as C-x u,
but it is easier to type several times in a row. The disadvantage of
C-_ is that on some keyboards it is not obvious how to type it. That
is why we provide C-x u as well. On some terminals, you can type C-_
by typing / while holding down CTRL.
by typing / while holding down CONTROL.
A numeric argument to C-_ or C-x u acts as a repeat count.
......@@ -439,8 +445,8 @@ A numeric argument to C-_ or C-x u acts as a repeat count.
In order to make the text you edit permanent, you must put it in a
file. Otherwise, it will go away when your invocation of Emacs goes
away. You put your editing in a file by "finding" the file. (This is
also called "visiting" the file.)
away. In order to put your text in a file, you must "find" the file
before you enter the text. (This is also called "visiting" the file.)
Finding a file means that you see the contents of the file within
Emacs. In many ways, it is as if you were editing the file itself.
......@@ -458,17 +464,10 @@ called "TUTORIAL" which is your personal scratch copy of the Emacs
tutorial. When you find a file with Emacs, that file's name will
appear in that precise spot.
The commands for finding and saving files are unlike the other
commands you have learned in that they consist of two characters.
They both start with the character Control-x. There is a whole series
of commands that start with Control-x; many of them have to do with
files, buffers, and related things. These commands are two, three or
four characters long.
Another thing about the command for finding a file is that you have
to say what file name you want. We say the command "reads an argument
from the terminal" (in this case, the argument is the name of the
file). After you type the command
One special thing about the command for finding a file is that you
have to say what file name you want. We say the command "reads an
argument from the terminal" (in this case, the argument is the name of
the file). After you type the command
C-x C-f Find a file
......@@ -777,7 +776,7 @@ for reverse search. BUT WAIT! Don't try them now.
When you type C-s you'll notice that the string "I-search" appears as
a prompt in the echo area. This tells you that Emacs is in what is
called an incremental search waiting for you to type the thing that
you want to search for. <RET> terminates a search.
you want to search for. <Return> terminates a search.
>> Now type C-s to start a search. SLOWLY, one letter at a time,
type the word 'cursor', pausing after you type each
......@@ -785,7 +784,7 @@ you want to search for. <RET> terminates a search.
Now you have searched for "cursor", once.
>> Type C-s again, to search for the next occurrence of "cursor".
>> Now type <Delete> four times and see how the cursor moves.
>> Type <RET> to terminate the search.
>> Type <Return> to terminate the search.
Did you see what happened? Emacs, in an incremental search, tries to
go to the occurrence of the string that you've typed out so far. To
......@@ -852,14 +851,14 @@ the cursor always in the window where you are editing, and advance
through the other window sequentially with C-M-v.
C-M-v is an example of a CONTROL-META character. If you have a real
META key, you can type C-M-v by holding down both CTRL and META while
typing v. It does not matter whether CTRL or META "comes first,"
META key, you can type C-M-v by holding down both CONTROL and META while
typing v. It does not matter whether CONTROL or META "comes first,"
because both of these keys act by modifying the characters you type.
If you do not have a real META key, and you use ESC instead, the order
does matter: you must type ESC followed by CTRL-v; CTRL-ESC v will not
work. This is because ESC is a character in its own right, not a
modifier key.
does matter: you must type ESC followed by Control-v, because
Control-ESC v will not work. This is because ESC is a character in
its own right, not a modifier key.
>> Type C-x 1 (in the top window) to get rid of the bottom window.
......@@ -922,7 +921,7 @@ type C-g to cancel it.
should not do this as a blanket measure for all users, so you have
grounds to complain to the system administrator. Meanwhile, if C-h
does not display a message about help at the bottom of the screen, try
typing the F1 key or M-x help RET instead.)
typing the F1 key or M-x help <Return> instead.)
The most basic HELP feature is C-h c. Type C-h, the character c, and
a command character or sequence; then Emacs displays a very brief
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