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It's exactly the same as eclipse Shift+Enter.

E.g. I have a some text:

Hello, *everyone.
I'm Freewind.

The * in the first line is the cursor. Then I press some key shortcut, it becomes:

Hello, everyone.
*
I'm Freewind.

Notice there is a new line in the second line, and the cursor is in the new line.

What's the key shortcut can I use?

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I always use C-e and then enter. –  Milan Sep 2 '11 at 18:38

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C-e C-m

or

C-e C-j

Both will move to end of the line and add newline. The second will also indent.

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Can I map a key to do this job, so I just need to press once? –  Freewind Sep 2 '11 at 18:42
    
That is a key mapping. Emacs allows binding commands to key sequences and most commands are two keys. It's generally a bad idea to bind to one key since most of the one key bindings are taken by emacs fundamentals. –  Ross Patterson Sep 2 '11 at 18:46
    
C-e invokes move-end-of-line and C-m invokes newline –  Dror Jun 15 at 19:47

For completeness here is a function:

(defun end-of-line-and-indented-new-line ()
  (interactive)
  (end-of-line)
  (newline-and-indent))

(global-set-key (kbd "<S-return>") 'end-of-line-and-indented-new-line)
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Thank you, but how do I use it? Just map a key to this function? Can I map "Shift-Enter" to it? –  Freewind Sep 2 '11 at 18:57
    
@Freewind answer updated –  Trey Jackson Sep 2 '11 at 19:54
    
@Trey Jackson Thank you. –  phimuemue Sep 2 '11 at 23:04
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If you use comment-indent-new-line instead, it will also insert the appropriate comment characters if you're currently inside a comment. –  phils Sep 3 '11 at 0:19

You can make something akin to a keyboard macro like this.

(global-set-key (kbd "<S-return>") "\C-e\C-m")

or indeed:

(global-set-key (kbd "<S-return>") (kbd "C-e C-m"))

to avoid using two different kinds of syntax for keys.

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