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Spacemacs Help SPC h d b (describe-bindings) is not working as expected.
I type SPC h d b, and then enter the bindings: SPC f e d not listed in the minibuffer, but the binding works SPC f e R not listed in the minibuffer, but the binding works SPC r e not listed in the minibuffer, but the binding works SPC r y not listed in the minibuffer, but the binding works SPC h d b is listed in mini buffer, but I have to scroll down to see it. SPC r m when attempting this, minibuffer says, "SPC r m is undefined" SPC r r when attempting this, minibuffer says, "SPC r r is undefined"

The last two do not work, but the Spacemacs Registers bindings are listed in https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs/blob/master/doc/DOCUMENTATION.org#registers

They all list several key bindings, but not the one I entered: Screenshot_describe-bindings

How to find keybindings in the Emacs help?

I am using Emacs 25.2.1 with Evil Spacemacs and Ivy on Linux.

  • Some descriptions list only one of the bindings for a given command. – Drew Jul 28 '17 at 14:35
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I think that you're looking for SPC h d k. SPC h d b takes in the description of the binding you're looking for. Whereas SPC h d k takes in a key combination and describes what function it's mapped to.

An example: if you type SPC h d k followed by SPC f e d you the following.

result of describing key presses

And now if you use SPC h d b and (instead of SPC f e d) type in spacemacs/find-dotfile you find it.

enter image description here

  • No, I am using SPC h d b, as my screen shot shows the "Bindings" prompt. The SPC h d k would have a "Describe key" prompt. – wolfv Jul 28 '17 at 16:31
  • I realize that. What I'm saying is that is that the answer to your question `how to find keybindings in emacs help' is SPC h d k. The "Bindings" prompt is not meant search for what you entered "SPC f e d". SPC h d k takes keys as input and shows you the keybinding, which is what you wanted. SPC h d b takes a description of a function and shows you the keys to which that function is bound (if any). – Piglet Jul 28 '17 at 19:54
  • Now I see the light. So yes, SPC h d k (describe-key) works as you described. describe-key is what I should have been using. Thanks for your patience Piglet. – wolfv Jul 28 '17 at 21:18

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