Emacs editing environment, Part 1, Learn the basics of Emacs

Get going with this famous open source editor

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Michael Stutz

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: March 20, 2007

Master the Emacs editor and delve into the depths of its most advanced editing commands that have made it famous. The open source Emacs editor (one of the powerhouses of UNIX® computing) is a large, complex application that does everything from editing text to functioning as a complete development environment. It's rich in features and is unlike any other program you're likely to have encountered, especially in the way you specify and input commands. This tutorial, the first in a series, gets you going by providing a concise, hands-on introduction to the most important Emacs editing concepts and features.

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