I'm looking for the emacs equivalent of vi's
How can I move my cursor to the first non-whitespace character in a line?
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The command is
back-to-indentation, bound by default to M-m.
This is what I picked up from a previous Stack Overflow question:
(defun smart-beginning-of-line () "Move point to first non-whitespace character or beginning-of-line. Move point to the first non-whitespace character on this line. If point was already at that position, move point to beginning of line." (interactive) (let ((oldpos (point))) (back-to-indentation) (and (= oldpos (point)) (beginning-of-line)))) (global-set-key [home] 'smart-beginning-of-line) (global-set-key "\C-a" 'smart-beginning-of-line)
You can install
C-a to switch cursor between beginning of line and the first non-whitespace character