Emacs Commandments: the SEVEN Commands You Must Know
Thou shall know this concept: (1) everything is a command. (2) a command may have a keybinding.
Thou shall have met Adam and Eve:
execute-extended-command【Alt+x】→ call a command by name
keyboard-quit【Ctrl+g】 → cancel a command or key sequence
Thou shall know thy brethren:
Thou shall then know thy siblings:
describe-char(useful for Unicode)
Then, know thou this:
If you are not familiar with them, see: Tips on Long Term Emacs Productivity.
But when coding elisp or doing configuration, sometimes you have a value, and you want to know which variable possibly hold that value. The answer is:
apropos-value. I learned my way from: [who holds this value? By Dirk-Jan C Binnema. At http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com/2012/06/who-holds-this-value.html , accessed on 2012-10-29 ]
Go forth and memorize them, every last single one of them. Then, you shall beat Darth Vader.