Some Emacs Shortcuts

I don’t like memorizing a whole lot of emacs keyboard short cuts. I use smex mode, which allows me to type M-x and then the function name. I prefer that for the new commands that I learn. I will still use C-d to delete a character; doing M-x delete-char is pretty silly.

Here is a list of the functions that I use.

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Smex,mode,keyboard,function name

??,CIDER,C-c M-n,cider-repl-set-ns


??,default,M-g M-g,goto-line

??,default,C-g,keyboard-quit (If you pressed a command by mistake\, ~~this will undo it)


??,default,C-x C-c,save-buffers-kill-emacs



You can find these by typing M-x describe-key and then doing the key sequence.

Someone at the University of Houston has an excellent page with common emacs functions and their key bindings. I made a copy (with a few additions) on my site.

You’re welcome.