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The Emacs commands for handling parenthetical groupings see nothing except parentheses (or whatever characters must balance in the language you are working with), and the escape characters that might be used to quote those. They are mainly intended for editing programs, but can be useful for editing any text that has parentheses. They are sometimes called "list" commands because in Lisp these groupings are lists.
The "list" commands C-M-n (
backward-list) move over one (or n)
parenthetical groupings, skipping blithely over any amount of text
that doesn't include meaningful parentheses (symbols, strings, etc.).
C-M-n and C-M-p try to stay at the same level in the
parenthesis structure. To move up one (or n) levels, use
backward-up-list). C-M-u moves backward up
past one unmatched opening delimiter. A positive argument serves as a
repeat count; a negative argument reverses the direction of motion, so
that the command moves forward and up one or more levels.
To move down in the parenthesis structure, use C-M-d
down-list). In Lisp mode, where `(' is the only opening
delimiter, this is nearly the same as searching for a `('. An
argument specifies the number of levels to go down.
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