Why doesn't the documentation have command name?


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Hi I’m an Emacs user who is learning Atom.

I’m reading the documentation and finding it very difficult to learn new commands. Firstly it only shows the Mac shortcuts and a brief description. It’s fine to have Mac shortcuts only, but moreover it doesn’t have the command name either.

I found multiple cursor feature at section 2.4 here.

https://atom.io/docs/v1.5.1/using-atom-editing-and-deleting-text

Since I’m using Linux, I wanted to find “cmd-shift-L” whose description is “Convert a multi-line selection into multiple cursors”. I opened a command palette and tried to find “convert”, “multi”, “cursor”, but I failed to find the command.

Did lots of web search and finally found that the command name is “editor:split-selections-into-lines”. Then I wanted to learn another function.

ctrl-cmd-G: Select all words in a document that are the same as the one under the current cursor(s)

Couldn’t find it easily from the command palette and the shortcuts. Had to do Google search again. Finally I found that the command name is “find-and-replace:select-all”. Why doesn’t the documentation say the command name like the following?

ctrl-cmd-G: Select all words in a document that are the same as the one under the current cursor(s) (find-and-replace:select-all)

Without the information it’s extremely difficult to know what is what. Even if I use Mac, I would probably want to know the command name anyway.

Is there a reason not to have that in the documentation?