Emacs Cursor Movements

In this weeks segment on Emacs wizardry let’s learn some of the basic cursor movements so you can move around your Emacs buffer faster than the speed of light.

Keystrokes Command Name Action
C-f forward-char Move forward one character(right).
C-b backward-char Move backward one character(left).
C-p previous-line Move to previous line(up).
C-n next-line Move to next line(down)
ESC-f forward-word Move forward one word.
ESC-b backward-word Move one word backward.
C-a beginning-of-line Move to beginning of line.
C-e end-of-line Move to end of line
ESC-e forward-sentence Move forward one sentence.
ESC-a backward-sentence Move backward one sentence.