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Commands in the Dired Buffer
The Dired buffer is "read-only", and inserting text in it is not
useful, so ordinary printing characters such as `d' and `x' are used
for special Dired commands. Some Dired commands "mark" or "flag" the
"current file" (that is, the file on the current line); other commands
operate on the marked files or on the flagged files.
All the usual Emacs cursor motion commands are available in Dired
buffers. Some special purpose cursor motion commands are also
provided. The keys `C-n' and `C-p' are redefined to put the cursor at
the beginning of the file name on the line, rather than at the
beginning of the line.
For extra convenience, SPC and `n' in Dired are equivalent to `C-n'.
`p' is equivalent to `C-p'. (Moving by lines is so common in Dired
that it deserves to be easy to type.) DEL (move up and unflag) is
often useful simply for moving up.
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