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15.9 Using Org on a tty

Because Org contains a large number of commands, by default many of Org's core commands are bound to keys that are generally not accessible on a tty, such as the cursor keys (<left>, <right>, <up>, <down>), <TAB> and <RET>, in particular when used together with modifiers like <Meta> and/or <Shift>. To access these commands on a tty when special keys are unavailable, the following alternative bindings can be used. The tty bindings below will likely be more cumbersome; you may find for some of the bindings below that a customized workaround suits you better. For example, changing a timestamp is really only fun with S-<cursor> keys, whereas on a tty you would rather use C-c . to re-insert the timestamp.

Default Alternative 1 Speed key Alternative 2
S-<TAB> C-u <TAB> C
M-<left> C-c C-x l l <Esc> <left>
M-S-<left> C-c C-x L L
M-<right> C-c C-x r r <Esc> <right>
M-S-<right> C-c C-x R R
M-<up> C-c C-x u <Esc> <up>
M-S-<up> C-c C-x U U
M-<down> C-c C-x d <Esc> <down>
M-S-<down> C-c C-x D D
S-<RET> C-c C-x c
M-<RET> C-c C-x m <Esc> <RET>
M-S-<RET> C-c C-x M
S-<left> C-c <left>
S-<right> C-c <right>
S-<up> C-c <up>
S-<down> C-c <down>
C-S-<left> C-c C-x <left>
C-S-<right> C-c C-x <right>