I wrote this a long long time ago when I was learning emacs, then pasted it on linuxmachos.org, but that site is down atm.
So here’s for future reference
EMACS POCKET GUIDE Ctrl+g Cancels anything (useful for n00bs) == Saving == Ctrl+x s Save buffer (buffer a.k.a filez) Ctrl+x Ctrl+w Save As == Opening and switching buffers == Ctrl+x Ctrl+f Para abrir buffers (archivos) Ctrl+x k Close buffer Ctrl+x b Enter Switch to previous opened buffer Ctrl+x b Tab Ctrl+x Ctrl+b Show list of open buffers == Looking at several buffers at the same time == Ctrl+x 2 Split buffer with horizontal bar Ctrl+x 3 Split buffer with vertical bar (You can subdivide the screen up to like 64 viewports) Ctrl+x 1 unsplits everything, only 1 buffer at the time Ctrl+x o Switch focus to next split buffer == Select, Copy, Cut, Paste == Ctrl+spacebar Mark the beggining of a text region Ctrl+w Wipe (a.k.a Cut) Alt +w Copy Ctrl+y Paste Ctrl+k Cut from the cursor to the end of the line Ctrl+u Cut from the cursor to the beggining of the line Also everything that you select with the mouse will be on the clipboard and you can paste with middle click (or two button click if you have a 2 button mouse) Alt+x transient-mark-mode Makes you see what the selection looks like (highlighting) Ctrl+d Delete in front of cursor (DELETE) == Moving around (Search, Replace, Moving cursor fast) == Ctrl+s texto Forward Search Ctrl+r texto Reverse search Once you start the search, press Ctrl+S again, or Ctrl+r to 'keep-on-trucking' You can stop with the arrow keys, or pressing enter. Alt+x query-replace Search and replace interactively Press 'y' to replace, 'n' to skip and keep searching Alt+x replace-string Search and replace everything Alt+x query-replace-regexp Interactive Regexp Search and Replace Alt+x replace-regexp Non-Interactive Regexp Search and Replace Alt+f Move one word forward Ctrl+right Move one word forward (won't work on console emacs, X-Emacs only) Alt+b Move one word back Ctrl+left Move one word back (won't work on console emacs, X-Emacs only) Ctrl+up Move one paragraph up (X-Emacs only) Ctrl+down Move one paragraph down (X-Emacs only) Alt +v Page up Ctrl+v Page down Esc < Go to the very beggining of the buffer Esc > Go to the very end Alt+x goto-line Go to a line number Since doing goto-line like that is too long, add a shortcut on your .emacs ================================================== (define-key esc-map "g" 'goto-line) ================================================== Now it'll work with Esc-g Ctrl+shift - Ctrl / UNDO == Sorting == Alt+x sort-lines Sort lines alphabetically == Indentation y Code Completion == Alt + Word completion, repeat as necessary (must have typed the word on any of the opened buffers) Ctrl+Alt + Audo Indents based on the mode (java, python, php...) == OTHER COMMANDS == Alt+x font-lock-mode Puts syntax coloring Alt+x c-mode C style coding Alt+x java-mode Java style coding Alt+x html-mode ...you get it. Alt+x python-mode Alt+x php-mode Alt+u Make rest of a word upper case and go to end of word Alt+l Make rest of a word lower case and go to end of word Alt+c Make current char upper case and go to end of word Esc = If you have a text region selected, see statistics about it. Ctrl+x = Shows current position of cursor Complete reference here http://www.utexas.edu/cc/docs/ccrl34.html by GubatronDid this help you? Tip $1 Tip $2 Tip $5