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The GNU Emacs Manual documents the use and simple customization of the popular Emacs editor. GNU Emacs is a member of the Emacs editor family. There are many Emacs editors, all sharing common principles of organization.

This is primarily a reference manual, but can also be used as a primer. For complete beginners, it is a good idea to start with the on-line, learn-by-doing tutorial, before reading this manual. This way you can learn Emacs by using Emacs on a specially designed ...

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Overview

The GNU Emacs Manual documents the use and simple customization of the popular Emacs editor. GNU Emacs is a member of the Emacs editor family. There are many Emacs editors, all sharing common principles of organization.

This is primarily a reference manual, but can also be used as a primer. For complete beginners, it is a good idea to start with the on-line, learn-by-doing tutorial, before reading this manual. This way you can learn Emacs by using Emacs on a specially designed file which describes commands, tells you when to try them, and then explains the results you see.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595100330
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 604
  • Product dimensions: 7.55 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Distribution xi
GNU Generali Public License xiii
Introduction 1
The Organization of the Screen 3
Characters, Keys and Commands 9
Entering and Exiting Emacs 14
Basic Editing Commands 17
The Minibuffer 30
Running Commands by Name 40
Help 42
The Mark and the Region 52
Killing and Moving Text 59
Registers 70
Controlling the Display 76
Searching and Replacement 83
Commands for Fixing Typos 100
File Handling 107
Using Multiple Buffers 149
Multiple Windows 158
Frames and X Windows 166
International Character Set Support 186
Major Modes 203
Indentation 206
Commands for Human Languages 210
Editing Programs 244
Compiling and Testing Programs 304
Abbrevs 319
Editing Pictures 327
Sending Mail 332
Reading Mail with Rmail 344
Dired, the Directory Editor 366
The Calendar and the Diary 382
Miscellaneous Commands 410
Customization 440
Dealing with Common Problems 480
Command Line Arguments 497
Emacs 19 Antinews 523
Emacs and MS-DOS 526
Glossary 537
GNU Free Documentation License 563
The GNU Manifesto 571
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