SED - Standard Key Bindings
SED commands in the default key bindings consist of keystrokes which are
Control shift + key
ESCape followed by another key
Ctrl-X followed by another key
Ctrl-X followed by control shift + key
The table below summarises the standard editor function key bindings but these can be changed. All other keystrokes except for unused control shift codes cause the character to be inserted into the record text at the current cursor position.
Functions marked with an asterisk cannot be included in a macro and cannot be repeated using the repeat or repeat count functions.
Some functions are available using alternative key sequences. Such alternatives are shown in the descriptions.
Most functions can be repeated multiple times by use of the repeat count prefix. Unless otherwise specified, the repeat count defaults to one if not explicitly set. Some functions use the repeat counter for different purposes.
When learning SED, the Quick Reference Chart summarises the more important commands.