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Epsilon Key Assignments

This page lists the default key bindings of the most common Epsilon commands. A PDF version of this page, keychart.pdf, formatted as a printable reference card, is included in the Epsilon distribution. Also see the list of Brief mode key bindings in Brief Emulation and the list of CUA mode (Windows-style) key bindings in CUA Keyboard.

Help

 F1  help
 Shift-F1  context-help
 F5  show-bindings
 F6  what-is
 F1 L  show-last-keys
 F1 A  apropos
 F1 V  show-version
   wall-chart
   info
   man
   search-man-pages

Bookmarks

 Alt-/  set-bookmark
 Alt-J  jump-to-last-bookmark
 Ctrl-X /  set-named-bookmark
 Ctrl-X J  jump-to-named-bookmark

Buffers

 Ctrl-X B  select-buffer
 Ctrl-X K  kill-buffer
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-K  kill-current-buffer
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-B  bufed
 Ctrl-<Tab>  switch-buffers
 F12, Ctrl-X >  next-buffer
 F11, Ctrl-X <  previous-buffer
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-Q  change-read-only
   kill-all-buffers

Commenting Commands

 Alt-;  indent-for-comment
 Ctrl-X ;  set-comment-column
 Alt-<Minus> Ctrl-X ;  kill-comment

Comparing

 Ctrl-F2  compare-windows
   compare-sorted-windows
   visual-diff
 Alt-]  next-difference
 Alt-[  previous-difference
   diff
   merge-diff

Display Commands

 Ctrl-F6  set-show-graphic
 Shift-F6  change-show-spaces
   set-color
   set-font
   hex-mode

EEL Extensions

 Alt-F3  compile-buffer
   execute-eel
   eval
   set-debug
   profile
   list-undefined

Files

 Ctrl-X Ctrl-F  find-file
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-V  visit-file
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-S  save-file
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-W  write-file
 Ctrl-F7  copy-to-file
 Ctrl-X I  insert-file
 Ctrl-X W  write-region
 Alt-F9  print-buffer
 Alt-~  change-modified
 F7  cd
 Ctrl-X D  dired
 Alt-O  quick-dired-command
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-L  find-linked-file
 Ctrl-X S  save-all-buffers
   revert-file
   new-file
   set-line-translate

Formatting

 Ctrl-X F  set-fill-column
 Alt-Q  fill-paragraph
 Alt-Shift-Q  prefix-fill-paragraph
 Alt-2 Alt-Q  unfill paragraph
 Ctrl-C Ctrl-A  align-region
 Ctrl-C >  mail-quote-region
 Ctrl-C <  mail-unquote
 Ctrl-C Alt-Q  mail-fill-paragraph
   fill-region
   auto-fill-mode

HTML/XML Commands

 Alt-=  html-find-matching-tag
 Alt-i  html-list-element-nesting
 Alt-Shift-L  html-list-mismatched-tags
 Alt-Shift-E  html-close-last-tag
 Alt-Shift-F  html-forward-tag
 Alt-Shift-B  html-backward-tag
 Alt-Shift-D  html-delete-tag
 Alt-Shift-R  xml-sort-by-attribute-name

Indenting

 Alt-M  to-indentation
 <Tab>  indent-previous
 Shift-<Tab>  back-to-tab-stop
 Ctrl-X <Tab>  indent-rigidly
 Ctrl-Alt-\  indent-region
 Alt-S  center-line
 Ctrl-X Alt-<Tab>  tabify-region
 Ctrl-X Alt-I  untabify-region
 Alt-<Tab>  indent-under

Inserting and Deleting

 "Normal Keys"  normal-character
 Ctrl-Q  quoted-insert
 Alt-#  insert-ascii
 Ctrl-O  open-line
 <Backspace>  backward-delete-character
 Ctrl-D, <Del>  delete-character
 Alt-\  delete-horizontal-space
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-O  delete-blank-lines
 <Ins>  overwrite-mode

Internet

   view-web-site
 Ctrl-Alt-C  show-connections
 URL services:  http, ftp, scp, telnet, ssh

Key Bindings

 Alt-X, F2  named-command
 Alt-F2  show-menu
 F4  bind-to-key
 <Esc>  alt-prefix
 Ctrl-^  ctrl-prefix

Keys At Prompts

 ?  Show matches.
 Alt-<Up>  Show previous responses.
 Alt-E  Edit a response or match.
 Alt-<Down>  Grab next word from buffer.
 Alt-<PgDn>  Grab next line from buffer.
 Alt-G  Insert alternative response.

Keyboard Macros

 Ctrl-X (  start-kbd-macro
 Ctrl-X )  end-kbd-macro
 Ctrl-F4  last-kbd-macro
 Ctrl-X Alt-N  bind-last-macro
 Shift-F4  pause-macro

Killing and Yanking

 Ctrl-@  set-mark
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-H  highlight-region
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-X  exchange-point-and-mark
 Ctrl-K  kill-line
 Ctrl-W  kill-region
 Alt-W  copy-region
 Ctrl-Y  yank
 Alt-Y  yank-pop
 Ctrl-Alt-W  append-next-kill
 Ctrl-X H  mark-whole-buffer
 Ctrl-X #  mark-rectangle
 Ctrl-X X  copy-to-scratch
 Ctrl-X Y  insert-scratch

Language Support

 Alt-'  list-definitions
 Alt-i  list-preprocessor-conditionals
 Ctrl-C Ctrl-R  comment-region
 F3, Ctrl-<Up>  pull-word
 Ctrl-<Down>  pull-word-fwd
 Ctrl-<NumSlash>  browse-symbol

Miscellaneous

 Ctrl-G  abort
 Ctrl-U  argument
 Ctrl-X =  show-point
 Ctrl-X L  count-lines
   narrow-to-region
   widen-buffer

Moving Around

 Ctrl-A, Alt-<Left>  beginning-of-line
 Ctrl-E, Alt-<Right>  end-of-line
 Ctrl-N, <Down>  down-line
 Ctrl-P, <Up>  up-line
 Ctrl-F, <Right>  forward-character
 Ctrl-B, <Left>  backward-character
 Ctrl-L  center-window
 Ctrl-V, <PgDn>  next-page
 Alt-V, <PgUp>  previous-page
 Ctrl-Z  scroll-up
 Alt-Z  scroll-down
 Alt-{  scroll-left
 Alt-}  scroll-right
 Alt-<, Ctrl-<Home>  goto-beginning
 Alt->, Ctrl-<End>  goto-end
 <Home>, Alt-<Comma>  beginning-of-window
 <End>, Alt-<Dot>  end-of-window
 Alt-<PgUp>  page-left
 Alt-<PgDn>  page-right
 Ctrl-X G  goto-line
 Alt-G  jump-to-column

Parenthetic Expressions

 Alt-)  find-delimiter
 Ctrl-Alt-F  forward-level
 Ctrl-Alt-B  backward-level
 Ctrl-Alt-K  kill-level
 Alt-<Del>  backward-kill-level
 C mode: ), }, ]  show-matching-delimiter

Running Programs

 Ctrl-X Ctrl-E  push
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-M  start-process
 Ctrl-C Ctrl-C  stop-process
 Shift-F3  view-process
 Alt-F3  compile-buffer
 Ctrl-X M  make
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-N  next-error
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-P  previous-error
 Alt-|  filter-region
   exit-process
   kill-process

Sentences

 Alt-E, Ctrl-<Dn>  forward-sentence
 Alt-A, Ctrl-<Up>  backward-sentence
 Alt-K  kill-sentence

Searching & Replacing

 Ctrl-S  incremental-search
 Ctrl-R  reverse-incremental-search
 Ctrl-Alt-S  regex-search
 Ctrl-Alt-R  reverse-regex-search
 Alt-F7  grep
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-N  next-match
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-P  previous-match
 Alt-R, Alt-%  query-replace
 Alt-*  regex-replace
 Alt-&  replace-string
 Shift-F7  file-query-replace
   delete-matching-lines
   keep-matching-lines

Within any search or replace command, the following keys toggle the indicated mode:

 Ctrl-W  Word mode.
 Ctrl-T  Regular expression mode.
 Ctrl-C  Case sensitive mode.
 Ctrl-O  Incremental mode.
 Ctrl-Q  Quote the following Ctrl character.
 Ctrl-Q Ctrl-J  Search for <Newline> character.

Regular Expression Characters

 abc|def  Finds either abc or def.
 (abc)  Finds abc.
 abc+  Finds abc or abcc or abccc....
 abc*  Finds ab or abc or abcc....
 abc?  Finds ab or abc.
 [abcx-z]  Finds a or b or c or x or y or z.
 [^abcx-z]  Finds any one character but those.
 .  Finds any character but <Newline>.
 abc$  Finds abc at the end of a line.
 ^abc  Finds abc at the start of a line.
 %^  Finds literal ^ (quotes ()[]<>|+*?%$^).
 <Tab>  Finds a <Tab> character.
 <#123>  Finds character with ASCII code 123.

Sorting & Duplicates

   sort-buffer
   sort-region
   reverse-sort-buffer
   reverse-sort-region
   keep-duplicate-lines
   keep-unique-lines
   uniq

Spell Checking

 Ctrl-C Ctrl-O  spell-correct
   spell-mode
   spell-buffer-or-region
   spell-grep
   spell-configure
   buffer-spell-mode

Starting & Exiting

 Ctrl-X Ctrl-C, Alt-F4  exit
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-Z  exit-level
 Ctrl-F3  write-state
 Shift-F5  read-session
   write-session

Tags

 Ctrl-X <Period>  goto-tag
 Ctrl-X <Comma>  pluck-tag
 Ctrl-<NumPlus>  next-tag
 Ctrl-<NumMinus>  previous-tag
 Ctrl-X Alt-<Period>  tag-files
 Ctrl-X Alt-<Comma>  select-tag-file
   clear-tags

TeX and LaTeX Modes

 Alt-i  tex-italic
 Alt-Shift-I  tex-slant
 Alt-Shift-T  tex-typewriter
 Alt-Shift-B  tex-boldface
 Alt-Shift-F  tex-footnote
 Alt-s  tex-center-line
 Alt-Shift-E  tex-environment
 Alt-"  tex-force-quote

Transposing

 Ctrl-T  transpose-characters
 Alt-T  transpose-words
 Ctrl-X Ctrl-T  transpose-lines

Undo

 F9, Ctrl-X U  undo
 F10, Ctrl-X R  redo
 Ctrl-F9, Ctrl-X Ctrl-U  undo-changes
 Ctrl-F10, Ctrl-X Ctrl-R  redo-changes
 Shift-F9  undo-movements
 Shift-F10  redo-movements

Variables & Customizing

 F8  set-variable
 Ctrl-F8  show-variable
 Alt-F8  edit-variables
   list-customizations
   import-customizations
   insert-macro
   insert-binding
   load-file
   load-buffer
   set-any-variable

Windows

 Ctrl-X 1  one-window
 Ctrl-X 2  split-window
 Ctrl-X 5  split-window-vertically
 Ctrl-X 0, Ctrl-X Ctrl-D  kill-window
 Ctrl-X Z  zoom-window
 Ctrl-X <Arrow>  move-to-window
 Ctrl-X N  next-window
 Ctrl-X P  previous-window
 Ctrl-X <Plus>  enlarge-window-interactively
 Ctrl-X <Minus>  shrink-window-interactively
 Ctrl-<PgUp>  enlarge-window
 Ctrl-<PgDn>  shrink-window

Word & Paragraph Commands

 Alt-F, Ctrl-<Right>  forward-word
 Alt-B, Ctrl-<Left>  backward-word
 Alt-<Backspace>  backward-kill-word
 Alt-D  kill-word
 Alt-C  capitalize-word
 Alt-L  lowercase-word
 Alt-U  uppercase-word
 Alt-], Alt-<Down>  forward-paragraph
 Alt-[, Alt-<Up>  backward-paragraph
 Alt-H  mark-paragraph



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