If you're logged into a workstation, you can use the arrow keys (though not the numeric keypad arrows) to move the cursor around your window. Additionally, emacs has another set of control characters for movement:
|To move forward one character, type||CTRL-f|
|To move backward one character, type||CTRL-b|
|To move to the next line, type||CTRL-n|
|To move to the previous line, type||CTRL-p|
|To move to the end of a line||CTRL-e|
|To move to the beginning of a line||CTRL-a|
There are also some useful commands that use the Meta key. Additionally, the ESC key can be used in place of Alt/Meta. The table below provides both versions of the key combination.
(Note that you must hold down Alt and then press the next key; ESC can be pressed and released before hitting the next key).
|To move forward one word||ESC f
|To move backwards one word||ESC b
|To move to the end of a sentence||ESC e
|To move to the beginning of a sentence||ESC a
|To move to the end of the buffer||ESC >
|To move to the beginning of the buffer||ESC <
Notice how most of the commands are mnemonic.