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Key binding (shortcuts)

To carry out commands using the keyboard instead of the pull-down menus, you can bind commands to certain key sequences. This is done by specifying the key sequence and command in your .emacs file. For example: 
(global-set-key \C-l 'goto-line) ;; enables you to go to a certain line by typing ctrl-l and then the line number 
(global-set-key \C-p 'query-replace);; maps query-replace to control-p

Chris Paciorek 2012-01-21