Command Description Notes
Glossary
C- Hold down the control button and then type the letter following the dash
M- Hold down the meta button (or the alt key) then type the letter following the dash
M-x string Hold down the meta button and press the letter x. Then type the string at the prompt
Exiting
C-x C-s Write the buffer to disk
C-x C-w string Write the buffer to the string
C-x C-z Exit to the shell (can be continued)
C-x C-c Exit and kill the emacs Notes
M-x shell Launch a shell inside of emacs
Buffers
C-x C-b List of the buffers The buffers are listed in the order, most recently visited first. `*' at the beginning of a line indicates the buffer is "modified". If several buffers are modified, it may be time to save some with C-x s (see section Saving Files). `%' indicates a read-only buffer. `.' marks the selected buffer.
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