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Some advanced Info commands
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   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
    `l' does.

   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,
   *do* return).

   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
`f'.

>> 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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