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Q. AGH! When I type "backspace" in Emacs, bizarre things happen, none of
which include the deletion of the character immediately preceding the cursor
position. What's going on?
A. While the shell accepts two keystroke inputs as backspace, Emacs declares that there can only be one. There are two ways to get around this that will be described here.
(global-set-key "\C-h" 'backward-delete-char)
Q. How do I jump to a line in Emacs?
A. Press ALT+x, then type goto-line. This is annoying to have to do every time you want to use this functionality, and it doesn't even work by default over remote login from Windows, so I recommend that you edit your .emacs file with something like this: