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A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Third Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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Human-Language Modes

A human language is meant eventually to be used by humans, possibly after being formatted by a text-formatting program. Human languages share many conventions about the structure of words, sentences, and paragraphs. With regard to these textual units, the major human language modes all behave in the same way.

Beyond this area of commonality, each mode offers additional functionality oriented to a specific text formatter, such as TeX, LaTeX, or nroff/troff. Text-formatter extensions are beyond the scope of this chapter; the focus here is on the commands relating to human textual units.

Words

As mnemonic aids, the bindings for words are defined parallel to the character-oriented bindings CONTROL-F, CONTROL-B, CONTROL-D, DELETE ...

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