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Some advanced Info commands
The course is almost over, so please stick with it to the end.
If you have been moving around to different nodes and wish to
retrace your steps, the `l' command (`l' for "last") will do that, one
node-step at a time. As you move from node to node, Info records the
nodes where you have been in a special history list. The `l' command
revisits nodes in the history list; each successive `l' command moves
one step back through the history.
If you have been following directions, ad `l' command now will get
you back to `Help-M'. Another `l' command would undo the `u' and get
you back to `Help-FOO'. Another `l' would undo the `m' and get you
back to `Help-M'.
>> Try typing three `l''s, pausing in between to see what each
Then follow directions again and you will end up back here.
Note the difference between `l' and `p': `l' moves to where *you*
last were, whereas `p' always moves to the node which the header says
is the `Previous' node (from this node, to `Help-M').
The `d' command gets you instantly to the Directory node. This
node, which is the first one you saw when you entered Info, has a menu
which leads (directly, or indirectly through other menus), to all the
nodes that exist.
>> Try doing a `d', then do an `l' to return here (yes,
Sometimes, in Info documentation, you will see a cross reference.
Cross references look like this: Note: Cross. That is a
real, live cross reference which is named `Cross' and points at the
node named `Help-Cross'.
If you wish to follow a cross reference, you must use the `f'
command. The `f' must be followed by the cross reference name (in this
case, `Cross'). While you enter the name, you can use the Delete key
to edit your input. If you change your mind about following any
reference, you can use `Control-g' to cancel the command.
Completion is available in the `f' command; you can complete among
all the cross reference names in the current node by typing a Tab.
>> Type `f', followed by `Cross', and a RET.
To get a list of all the cross references in the current node, you
can type `?' after an `f'. The `f' continues to await a cross
reference name even after printing the list, so if you don't actually
want to follow a reference, you should type a `Control-g' to cancel the
>> Type "f?" to get a list of the cross references in this node. Then
type a `Control-g' and see how the `f' gives up.
>> Now type `n' to see the last node of the course.
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