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This section describes key bindings, which map keys to commands, and keymaps, which record key bindings. It also explains how to customize key bindings.
Recall that a command is a Lisp function whose definition provides for interactive use. Like every Lisp function, a command has a function name which usually consists of lower-case letters and hyphens.
AD.4.1 Keymaps Generalities. The global keymap. AD.4.2 Prefix Keymaps Keymaps for prefix keys. AD.4.3 Local Keymaps Major and minor modes have their own keymaps. AD.4.4 Minibuffer Keymaps The minibuffer uses its own local keymaps. AD.4.5 Changing Key Bindings Interactively How to redefine one key's meaning conveniently. AD.4.6 Rebinding Keys in Your Init File Rebinding keys with your init file, `.emacs'. AD.4.7 Rebinding Function Keys Rebinding terminal function keys. AD.4.8 Named ASCII Control Characters Distinguishing TAB from C-i, and so on. AD.4.9 Non-ASCII Characters on the Keyboard Rebinding non-ASCII characters such as Latin-1. AD.4.10 Rebinding Mouse Buttons Rebinding mouse buttons in Emacs. AD.4.11 Disabling Commands Disabling a command means confirmation is required before it can be executed. This is done to protect beginners from surprises.