I'm a Vim user trying out spacemacs for the first time. In Vim, I have a keybind that when I press L (jump to bottom of screen), it also centers the screen on the cursor. In my .vimrc, this is done with nnoremap L L<bar>zz <CR>, but I'm unsure of how to chain two keypresses like this in emacs.

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    The Emacs way is to write a custom command instead of coming up with a sequence of keystrokes. Therefore there's no general answer to this type of question as every situation requires its own special command.
    – wasamasa
    Mar 4, 2018 at 18:46

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In Emacs the standard practice is to write an elisp function to do this sort of thing. For instance, you could implement your command and bind it like this:

(defun center-last-line ()
  (goto-char (point-max))

(global-set-key (kbd "C-c l") #'center-last-line)
  • Thanks! I'll look more into elisp functions. This worked function worked as well.
    – Aquova
    Mar 5, 2018 at 22:48

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