Commit 9f528ded authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(M-x): Minor clarifications

parent 144e981a
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Every Emacs command has a name that you can use to run it. Commands
that are used often, or that must be quick to type, are also bound to
keys---short sequences of characters---for convenient use. You can
run them by name if you don't remember the keys. Other Emacs commands
that do not need to be quick are not bound to keys; the only way to
run them is by name. @xref{Key Bindings}, for the description of
how to bind commands to keys.
run them by typing the keys, or run them by name if you don't remember
the keys. Other Emacs commands that do not need to be quick are not
bound to keys; the only way to run them is by name. @xref{Key
Bindings}, for the description of how to bind commands to keys.
By convention, a command name consists of one or more words,
separated by hyphens; for example, @code{auto-fill-mode} or
......@@ -47,9 +47,9 @@ Note that @code{forward-char} is the same command that you invoke with
the key @kbd{C-f}. You can run any Emacs command by name using
@kbd{M-x}, whether or not any keys are bound to it.
If you type @kbd{C-g} while the command name is being read, you
cancel the @kbd{M-x} command and get out of the minibuffer, ending up
at command level.
If you type @kbd{C-g} while the command name is being read, that
cancels the @kbd{M-x} command and exits the minibuffer, so you end up
back at command level.
To pass a numeric argument to the command you are invoking with
@kbd{M-x}, specify the numeric argument before the @kbd{M-x}. @kbd{M-x}
......@@ -58,10 +58,11 @@ appears in the prompt while the command name is being read.
@vindex suggest-key-bindings
If the command you type has a key binding of its own, Emacs mentions
this in the echo area. For example, if you type @kbd{M-x
forward-word}, the message says that you can run the same command more
easily by typing @kbd{M-f}. You can turn off these messages by
setting @code{suggest-key-bindings} to @code{nil}.
this in the echo area after running the command. For example, if you
type @kbd{M-x forward-word}, the message says that you can run the
same command more easily by typing @kbd{M-f}. You can turn off these
messages by setting the variable @code{suggest-key-bindings} to
@code{nil}.
Normally, when describing in this manual a command that is run by
name, we omit the @key{RET} that is needed to terminate the name. Thus
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