Wednesday Jan 14, 2009

You Learn Something Every Day

Just learned how to save about a bazillion keystrokes over the remainder of my file-editing & programming life.

This is because I just learned that C-M-l (or Control-Meta-l, where "Meta" is the "Diamond" key on a Sun keyboard) is the (X)Emacs key sequence for "switch-to-other-buffer".

I have been doing this via Control-x, "b", Enter, or in other words, switch-buffer, then pressing Enter to accept the default, which has the same definition as "other-buffer". And I do it all the time.

D'oh...

By the way, I have been using (X)Emacs for approximately 20 years. I was lucky enough to find it when I first started on Unix, because I felt Vi was not powerful enough. Of course, any mention of Emacs and Vi in the same breath is likely to start a war, so I apologize to those who are not interested...

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