Emacs Commandments: the SEVEN Commands You Must Know

By Xah Lee. Date:

Thou shall know this concept: ① everything is a command. ② a command may have a keybinding.

Thou shall have met Adam and Eve:

Thou shall know thy brethren:

Thou shall then know thy siblings:

Then, know thou this: apropos-commandCtrl+h a】 and apropos and universal-argumentCtrl+u】.

If you are not familiar with them, see: Tips on Long Term Emacs Productivity.

But when coding elisp or doing configuration, sometimes you have a value, and you want to know which variable possibly hold that value. The answer is: apropos-value. I learned my way from: [• who holds this value? By Dirk-Jan C Binnema. At http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2012/06/who-holds-this-value.html , Accessed on 2012-10-29 ]

Go forth and memorize them, every last single one of them. Then, you shall beat Darth Vader.

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