Commit d6635fa1 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

Use <Delback> instead of <Delete>, and explain how to find it.

parent 3c04a71a
...@@ -303,15 +303,21 @@ can see, such as A, 7, *, etc. are taken by Emacs as text and inserted ...@@ -303,15 +303,21 @@ can see, such as A, 7, *, etc. are taken by Emacs as text and inserted
immediately. Type <Return> (the carriage-return key) to insert a immediately. Type <Return> (the carriage-return key) to insert a
Newline character. Newline character.
You can delete the last character you typed by typing <Delete>. You can delete the last character you typed by typing <Delback>.
<Delete> is a key on the keyboard, which may be labeled "Del". In <Delback> is a key on the keyboard--the same one you normally use,
some cases, the "Backspace" key serves as <Delete>, but not always! outside Emacs, for deleting the last character you typed. It is
normally a large key a couple of lines up from the <Return> key, and
it is usually labeled "Delete", "Del" or "Backspace".
More generally, <Delete> deletes the character immediately before the If the large key there is labeled "Backspace", then that's the one you
use for <Delback>. There may also be another key labeled "Delete"
somewhere else, but that's not <Delback>.
More generally, <Delback> deletes the character immediately before the
current cursor position. current cursor position.
>> Do this now--type a few characters, then delete them >> Do this now--type a few characters, then delete them
by typing <Delete> a few times. Don't worry about this file by typing <Delback> a few times. Don't worry about this file
being changed; you will not alter the master tutorial. This is being changed; you will not alter the master tutorial. This is
your personal copy of it. your personal copy of it.
...@@ -323,7 +329,7 @@ right margin indicates a line which has been continued. ...@@ -323,7 +329,7 @@ right margin indicates a line which has been continued.
>> Insert text until you reach the right margin, and keep on inserting. >> Insert text until you reach the right margin, and keep on inserting.
You'll see a continuation line appear. You'll see a continuation line appear.
>> Use <Delete>s to delete the text until the line fits on one screen >> Use <Delback>s to delete the text until the line fits on one screen
line again. The continuation line goes away. line again. The continuation line goes away.
You can delete a Newline character just like any other character. You can delete a Newline character just like any other character.
...@@ -331,7 +337,7 @@ Deleting the Newline character between two lines merges them into ...@@ -331,7 +337,7 @@ Deleting the Newline character between two lines merges them into
one line. If the resulting combined line is too long to fit in the one line. If the resulting combined line is too long to fit in the
screen width, it will be displayed with a continuation line. screen width, it will be displayed with a continuation line.
>> Move the cursor to the beginning of a line and type <Delete>. This >> Move the cursor to the beginning of a line and type <Delback>. This
merges that line with the previous line. merges that line with the previous line.
>> Type <Return> to reinsert the Newline you deleted. >> Type <Return> to reinsert the Newline you deleted.
...@@ -346,17 +352,17 @@ You've now learned the most basic way of typing something in ...@@ -346,17 +352,17 @@ You've now learned the most basic way of typing something in
Emacs and correcting errors. You can delete by words or lines Emacs and correcting errors. You can delete by words or lines
as well. Here is a summary of the delete operations: as well. Here is a summary of the delete operations:
<Delete> delete the character just before the cursor <Delback> delete the character just before the cursor
C-d delete the next character after the cursor C-d delete the next character after the cursor
M-<Delete> kill the word immediately before the cursor M-<Delback> kill the word immediately before the cursor
M-d kill the next word after the cursor M-d kill the next word after the cursor
C-k kill from the cursor position to end of line C-k kill from the cursor position to end of line
M-k kill to the end of the current sentence M-k kill to the end of the current sentence
Notice that <Delete> and C-d vs M-<Delete> and M-d extend the parallel Notice that <Delback> and C-d vs M-<Delback> and M-d extend the parallel
started by C-f and M-f (well, <Delete> is not really a control started by C-f and M-f (well, <Delback> is not really a control
character, but let's not worry about that). C-k and M-k are like C-e character, but let's not worry about that). C-k and M-k are like C-e
and M-e, sort of, in that lines are opposite sentences. and M-e, sort of, in that lines are opposite sentences.
...@@ -842,7 +848,7 @@ you want to search for. <Return> terminates a search. ...@@ -842,7 +848,7 @@ you want to search for. <Return> terminates a search.
character to notice what happens to the cursor. character to notice what happens to the cursor.
Now you have searched for "cursor", once. Now you have searched for "cursor", once.
>> Type C-s again, to search for the next occurrence of "cursor". >> Type C-s again, to search for the next occurrence of "cursor".
>> Now type <Delete> four times and see how the cursor moves. >> Now type <Delback> four times and see how the cursor moves.
>> Type <Return> to terminate the search. >> Type <Return> to terminate the search.
Did you see what happened? Emacs, in an incremental search, tries to Did you see what happened? Emacs, in an incremental search, tries to
...@@ -858,12 +864,12 @@ letting it get through to Emacs. To unfreeze the screen, type C-q. ...@@ -858,12 +864,12 @@ letting it get through to Emacs. To unfreeze the screen, type C-q.
Then see the section "Spontaneous Entry to Incremental Search" in the Then see the section "Spontaneous Entry to Incremental Search" in the
Emacs manual for advice on dealing with this "feature". Emacs manual for advice on dealing with this "feature".
If you are in the middle of an incremental search and type <Delete>, If you are in the middle of an incremental search and type <Delback>,
you'll notice that the last character in the search string is erased you'll notice that the last character in the search string is erased
and the search backs up to the last place of the search. For and the search backs up to the last place of the search. For
instance, suppose you have typed "c", to search for the first instance, suppose you have typed "c", to search for the first
occurrence of "c". Now if you type "u", the cursor will move occurrence of "c". Now if you type "u", the cursor will move
to the first occurrence of "cu". Now type <Delete>. This erases to the first occurrence of "cu". Now type <Delback>. This erases
the "u" from the search string, and the cursor moves back to the "u" from the search string, and the cursor moves back to
the first occurrence of "c". the first occurrence of "c".
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