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RE: [External] : The `^L' appeared in built-in help.

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: [External] : The `^L' appeared in built-in help.
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 02:46:04 +0000

> Any hints for this phenomenon?

A form-feed char (Control L) has from the outset
been used as an ASCII control character, to cause
a new page to be advance (fed) on old printers.

Emacs leverages this old meaning by using it as
a page separator, for <whatever> meaning of "page".
Emacs has page-movement commands that make use of
this character, just as it has line-oriented
commands that make use of line ending chars such
as newline.

Try `C-x ]'.

See the Emacs manual, node Pages:

`C-h r' is your friend, along with his buddy, `i'.
`C-h r i page TAB', then choose a completion such
as `pages' or `page-delimiter'.

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