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Look Up the Keybindings for Some Command

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If you know the name of some command, but you’ve forgotten its keybinding(s) there are 3 common options to look the keybinding(s) up.

  • C-h f command-name

This will display some information about the command in question in a help buffer. Important bits of this information include where is the command defined, what are its keybindingings if any, and its documentation.

  • C-h w command-name

This will display the keybindings of the command in the minibuffer. If you’re interested only in the keybindings you should prefer this option over C-h f.

  • M-x command-name

After you invoke some command using M-x you’ll see a suggestion to use its keybinding instead in the minibuffer.

That’s all for now, folks!