GNU EMACS Manual

GNU EMACS Manual

by Richard M. Stallman
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GNU EMACS Manual by Richard M. Stallman

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882114863
Publisher: Gnu Press
Publication date: 01/28/2007

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Distributionxi
GNU Generali Public Licensexiii
Introduction1
The Organization of the Screen3
Characters, Keys and Commands9
Entering and Exiting Emacs14
Basic Editing Commands17
The Minibuffer30
Running Commands by Name40
Help42
The Mark and the Region52
Killing and Moving Text59
Registers70
Controlling the Display76
Searching and Replacement83
Commands for Fixing Typos100
File Handling107
Using Multiple Buffers149
Multiple Windows158
Frames and X Windows166
International Character Set Support186
Major Modes203
Indentation206
Commands for Human Languages210
Editing Programs244
Compiling and Testing Programs304
Abbrevs319
Editing Pictures327
Sending Mail332
Reading Mail with Rmail344
Dired, the Directory Editor366
The Calendar and the Diary382
Miscellaneous Commands410
Customization440
Dealing with Common Problems480
Command Line Arguments497
Emacs 19 Antinews523
Emacs and MS-DOS526
Glossary537
GNU Free Documentation License563
The GNU Manifesto571

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