(info.info) Getting Started
The Space, Delete, B and ^L commands.
This node's header tells you that you are now at node `Help-^L', and
that `p' would get you back to `Help-P'. The node's title is
underlined; it says what the node is about (most nodes have titles).
This is a big node and it does not all fit on your display screen.
You can tell that there is more that is not visible because you can see
the string `--Top-----' rather than `--All----' near the bottom right
corner of the screen.
The Space, Delete and `B' commands exist to allow you to "move
around" in a node that does not all fit on the screen at once. Space
moves forward, to show what was below the bottom of the screen. Delete
moves backward, to show what was above the top of the screen (there is
not anything above the top until you have typed some spaces).
>> Now try typing a Space (afterward, type a Delete to return here).
When you type the space, the two lines that were at the bottom of
the screen appear at the top, followed by more lines. Delete takes the
two lines from the top and moves them to the bottom, _usually_, but if
there are not a full screen's worth of lines above them they may not
make it all the way to the bottom.
If you type Space when there is no more to see, it rings the bell
and otherwise does nothing. The same goes for Delete when the header
of the node is visible.
If your screen is ever garbaged, you can tell Info to print it out
again by typing `C-l' (`Control-L', that is--hold down "Control" and
type an <L> or `l').
>> Type `C-l' now.
To move back to the beginning of the node you are on, you can type a
lot of Deletes. You can also type simply `b' for beginning. >> Try
that now. (We have put in enough verbiage to push this past the first
screenful, but screens are so big nowadays that perhaps it isn't
enough. You may need to shrink your Emacs or Info window.) Then come
back, with Spaces.
If your screen is very tall, all of this node might fit at once. In
that case, "b" won't do anything. Sorry; what can we do?
You have just learned a considerable number of commands. If you
want to use one but have trouble remembering which, you should type a
<?> which prints out a brief list of commands. When you are finished
looking at the list, make it go away by pressing <SPC> repeatedly.
>> Type a <?> now. Press <SPC> to see consecutive screenfuls of >>
the list until finished.
From now on, you will encounter large nodes without warning, and
will be expected to know how to use Space and Delete to move around in
them without being told. Since not all terminals have the same size
screen, it would be impossible to warn you anyway.
>> Now type `n' to see the description of the `m' command.
(info.info) Getting Started
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