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Re: Newbie questions

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: Newbie questions
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 00:31:00 -0700
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address@hidden wrote:
I have just started exploring emacs and elisp. Ergo, I have some

1) Is there a way to see what a keyboard shortcut is currently bound
to? Before I write my own programs making my own, I want to make sure
I'm not unbinding something really important.

C-h k

2) Is there a way to see a list of all functions that can possible be
bound to keymappings, the list of files they appear in, and their

C-h w ?
C-h a RET

3) Are there any key combos with meta and ctrl that are not allowed
when creating my own key bindings? Any reason why I wouldn't use C-q,
C-w, C-e, etc. just go through the keyboard and use what's not used yet?

,---- File: emacs,  Node: Keymaps,  Next: Prefix Keymaps,  Up: Key Bindings
|    As a user, you can redefine any key; but it is usually best to stick
| to key sequences that consist of `C-c' followed by a letter (upper or
| lower case).  These keys are "reserved for users," so they won't
| conflict with any properly designed Emacs extension.  The function keys
| <F5> through <F9> are also reserved for users.  If you redefine some
| other key, your definition may be overridden by certain extensions or
| major modes which redefine the same key.

Kevin Rodgers
Denver, Colorado, USA

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