A modest, personal emacs cheat sheet

  • My .emacs file:
    • F2 = copy character from line above
    • F6 = delete all preceding whitespace from marked area
  • ¬†CTRL
    • UP = go to previous empty line
    • DOWN = go to next empty line
    • LEFT/RIGHT = go to space or delimiter
    • a = go to beginning of line
    • e = go to end of line
    • k = kill behind the cursor
    • w = cut
    • y = paste
    • – = undo
    • SPACE = set mark
    • x r k = kill column(s)
    • x r o = insert column(s)
    • x r t STRING = insert column(s) of a string
  • ESC
    • w = copy
    • x = (issue command):
      • replace-string RET = find and replace
        • CTRL q CTRL j = replace with new-line character