Keyboard commands invariably use a combination of alphanumeric characters together with the Control, Shift, Escape, and Meta keys.
In all cases, the Control, Shift, and Meta keys should be held down concurrently with the specified letter, whereas the Escape key should be pressed and released before pressing the specified letter. In the editor, Escape and Meta can be used interchangeably. This manual refers to Meta when referring to editor commands to reflect its ease of use.
Thus, for example:
Ctrl-Sis read as "hold down the Control key and press S".
Ctrl-Shift-Ais read as "hold down the Control and Shift keys and press A".
Esc-Eis read as "press and release the Escape key, then press E".
Meta-Eis read as "hold down the Meta key and press E" (remember that, in the editor, you could use
Esc-Eif you preferred).
For more information on using keyboard commands in the built-in editor and the listener, see Section 8.1.4 on page 86.
A quick reference card containing brief descriptions of the most useful keyboard commands is supplied with this documentation.
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