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8 Help

SXEmacs provides extensive help features accessible through a single character, C-h. C-h is a prefix key that is used only for documentation-printing commands. The characters that you can type after C-h are called help options. One help option is C-h; that is how you ask for help about using C-h. To cancel, type C-g. The function key F1 is equivalent to C-h.

C-h C-h (help-for-help) displays a list of the possible help options, and then asks you to type the desired option. It prompts with the string:

A B C F I K L M N P S T V W C-c C-d C-f C-i C-k C-n C-w;  ? for more help:

You should type one of those characters.

Typing a third C-h displays a description of what the options mean; Emacs still waits for you to type an option. To cancel, type C-g.

Most help buffers use a special major mode, Help mode, which lets you scroll conveniently with SPC and DEL or BS.

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