38.2 Navigation in the Dired Buffer
All the usual Emacs cursor motion commands are available in Dired
buffers. Some special-purpose cursor motion commands are also
provided. The keys C-n and C-p are redefined to put the
cursor at the beginning of the file name on the line, rather than at the
beginning of the line.
For extra convenience, <SPC> and n in Dired are equivalent
to C-n. p is equivalent to C-p. (Moving by lines is
so common in Dired that it deserves to be easy to type.) <DEL>
(move up and unflag) is often useful simply for moving up.
dired-goto-file) moves point to the line that
describes a specified file or directory.
Some additional navigation commands are available when the Dired
buffer includes several directories. See Subdirectory Motion.