GNU Emacs Manual
AC.14.3 Summary of Gnus Commands
Reading news is a two-step process:
Choose a group in the group buffer.
Select articles from the summary buffer. Each article selected is
displayed in the article buffer in a large window, below the summary
buffer in its small window.
Each Gnus buffer has its own special commands; however, the meanings
of any given key in the various Gnus buffers are usually analogous, even
if not identical. Here are commands for the group and summary buffers:
- In the group buffer, update your `.newsrc' initialization file
and quit Gnus.
In the summary buffer, exit the current group and return to the
group buffer. Thus, typing q twice quits Gnus.
- In the group buffer, list all the groups available on your news
server (except those you have killed). This may be a long list!
- In the group buffer, list only the groups to which you subscribe and
which contain unread articles.
- In the group buffer, unsubscribe from (or subscribe to) the group listed
in the line that point is on. When you quit Gnus by typing q,
Gnus lists in your `.newsrc' file which groups you have subscribed
to. The next time you start Gnus, you won't see this group,
because Gnus normally displays only subscribed-to groups.
- In the group buffer, "kill" the current line's group--don't
even list it in `.newsrc' from now on. This affects future
Gnus sessions as well as the present session.
When you quit Gnus by typing q, Gnus writes information
in the file `.newsrc' describing all newsgroups except those you
- In the group buffer, select the group on the line under the cursor
and display the first unread article in that group.
In the summary buffer,
Select the article on the line under the cursor if none is selected.
Scroll the text of the selected article (if there is one).
Select the next unread article if at the end of the current article.
Thus, you can move through all the articles by repeatedly typing SPC.
- In the group buffer, move point to the previous group containing
In the summary buffer, scroll the text of the article backwards.
- Move point to the next unread group, or select the next unread article.
- Move point to the previous unread group, or select the previous
- Move point to the next or previous item, even if it is marked as read.
This does not select the article or group on that line.
- In the summary buffer, do an incremental search of the current text in
the article buffer, just as if you switched to the article buffer and
- M-s regexp RET
- In the summary buffer, search forward for articles containing a match