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Is there a key binding that moves the cursor to the last character in a buffer? I'm asking because I often find myself at a point other than the last character, where I want to be, in the interactive-shell.

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    The special-mode-map uses > for buffers like the *Help* buffer. [See simple.el.] The global-map uses C-end. [See bindings.el.] The esc-map uses > -- the esc key is bound by default to the Meta key on the GUI version of Emacs by way of the meta-prefix-char. [See bindings.el.]
    – lawlist
    Jul 26, 2016 at 17:26
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    For Emacs versions built --with-ns -- i.e., OSX -- the library ns-win.el sets up two additional ways to trigger end-of-buffer with keyboard shortcuts -- i.e., end and kp-end. For example, I can type fn+right and go to the end of the buffer on my Mac.
    – lawlist
    Jul 26, 2016 at 17:43

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C-end (and M-> and another in default) runs command end-of-buffer (into simple.el), which moves cursor to the end of the buffer. With numeric argument, for example, C-u 4 C-end, moves point to 4/10 from the end of the accessable part. With narrowed buffer moves point into the narrowed path of the buffer.

You could find all the keybindings for function with C-h f end-of-buffer RET.

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  • Yup. So M-> C-b puts point at (before) the last character. ;-)
    – Drew
    Jul 26, 2016 at 18:27
  • And (goto-char (1- (point-max))) do the same (puts point before the last character). Jul 26, 2016 at 18:47

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