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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Table of Contents
|GNU Generali Public License||xiii|
|The Organization of the Screen||3|
|Characters, Keys and Commands||9|
|Entering and Exiting Emacs||14|
|Basic Editing Commands||17|
|Running Commands by Name||40|
|The Mark and the Region||52|
|Killing and Moving Text||59|
|Controlling the Display||76|
|Searching and Replacement||83|
|Commands for Fixing Typos||100|
|Using Multiple Buffers||149|
|Frames and X Windows||166|
|International Character Set Support||186|
|Commands for Human Languages||210|
|Compiling and Testing Programs||304|
|Reading Mail with Rmail||344|
|Dired, the Directory Editor||366|
|The Calendar and the Diary||382|
|Dealing with Common Problems||480|
|Command Line Arguments||497|
|Emacs 19 Antinews||523|
|Emacs and MS-DOS||526|
|GNU Free Documentation License||563|
|The GNU Manifesto||571|