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After downloading and installing Diakonos, run the diakonos program. You can specify filenames as arguments to the diakonos program and Diakonos will open them on startup.
Example: Opening the diakonos configuration file
$ diakonos ~/.diakonos/diakonos.conf
Skimming the configuration file is a great way to begin familiarizing yourself with common commands and key bindings. You can also begin changing settings as you encounter them. When you save the configuration file, your changes take effect right away. The default save key is Ctrl-S.
Following are some of the most common commands and their default key bindings. Not all commands are listed here. For a comprehensive listing, see the configuration file.
|Arrow keys||Cursor movement|
|Home, End||Move cursor to beginning or end of current line|
|Page Up, Page Down||Pitch buffer view by one screenful of text|
|Alt-Up, Alt-Down||Scroll up, down|
|F1||List key bindings|
|F12||Edit user's configuration file|
|Alt-M||Start/stop macro recording|
|F6||Repeat last command|
|Ctrl-O||Open a file|
|Ctrl-S||Save current buffer|
|Alt-S||Save current buffer to specific filename|
|Ctrl-W||Close current buffer|
|Ctrl-N||Create new empty buffer|
|Alt-Shift-T||Specify buffer content type|
|Alt-1 to Alt-9||Switch among first 9 buffers|
|Alt-minus, Alt-=||Switch buffers|
|Ctrl-space||Anchor selection (like emacs)|
|Ctrl-C||Copy selection to clipboard|
|Ctrl-X||Copy selection to clipboard and delete (i.e. cut)|
|Ctrl-V||Paste clipboard text|
|Alt-U||Unselect (stop selecting)|
|Ctrl-K||Cut current line (can collect multiple lines)|
|Shift-F3||Find again upwards|
|Ctrl-R||Search and replace|
|Ctrl-Alt-U||Clear match highlight|
See Tips and Tricks for information on more advanced features of Diakonos.