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Part: V Appendixes > Edit Keystroke Commands

Edit Keystroke Commands

When you are using the DOS editor (Edit), the following keystroke commands are available.

Enter  Executes the current command line.
Alt  Accesses menus.
Esc  Cancels a menu choice or a dialog box; exits Help.
F1  Opens context-sensitive help.
Shift+F1  Opens the “Getting Started” section of Help.
Left arrow Ctrl+S Moves left one character.
Right arrow Ctrl+D Moves right one character.
Ctrl+left arrow Ctrl+A Moves left one word.
Ctrl+right arrow Ctrl+F Moves right one word.
Up arrow Ctrl+E Moves up one line.
Down arrow Ctrl+X Moves down one line.
 Ctrl+Q,S Moves to the beginning of the current line.
Home  Moves to the first indent level on the line.
End Ctrl+Q,D Moves to the end of the current line.
Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+J Moves to the beginning of the next line.
 Ctrl+Q,E Moves to the top of the window.
 Ctrl+Q,X Moves to the bottom of the window.
F6  Toggles between the Help window and the Editing window when both are open.
Ctrl+up arrow Ctrl+W Scrolls up one line.
Ctrl+down arrow Ctrl+Z Scrolls down one line.
PgUp Ctrl+R Scrolls up one screen.
PgDn Ctrl+C Scrolls down one screen.
Ctrl+PgUp  Scrolls left one window.
Ctrl+PgDn  Scrolls right one window.
Shift+left arrow  Selects the character to the left.
Shift+right arrow  Selects the character to the right.
Ctrl+Shift+left arrow  Selects the word to the left.
Ctrl+Shift+right arrow  Selects the word to the right.
Shift+up arrow  Selects the line above.
Shift+down arrow  Selects one current line.
Shift+PgUp  Selects one screen up.
Shift+PgDn  Selects one screen down.
Ctrl+Shift+Home  Selects to the beginning of the file.
Ctrl+Shift+End  Selects to the end of the file.
Ctrl+Ins  Copies selected text to the Clipboard.
Shift+Ins  Pastes (inserts) text from the Clipboard.
Shift+Del  Cuts selected text to the Clipboard.
Ctrl+Y  Cuts the current line to the Clipboard.
Ctrl+Q,Y  Cuts to the end of the line to the Clipboard.
Backspace Ctrl+H Deletes the character to the left.
Del Ctrl+G Deletes the current character.
Del Ctrl+G Deletes the selected text.
Ctrl+T  Deletes to the end of the current word.
Shift+Tab  Deletes leading spaces from selected lines.
 Home, Ctrl+N Inserts a line above the cursor.
End+Enter  Inserts a line below the cursor.
 Ctrl+Q,F Searches for text.
F3 Ctrl+L Repeats the search.
 Ctrl+Q,A Changes text (search and replace).
Ins Ctrl+V Toggles between insert mode (the default) and overwrite mode.
Ctrl+P, Ctrl+key  Inserts a control character into the text.



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