Emacs editing environment, Part 2, Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs

Get going with this famous open source editor

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Michael Stutz

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: April 10, 2007

One of the powerhouses of UNIX® computing, the open source Emacs editor is a large, complex application that does everything from edit text to function as a complete development environment. This tutorial, the second in a series, introduces you to some of the essential concept of modes, shows you some of the powerful text manipulation functions available, and teaches you how to use the built-in search, replace, and spellcheck facilities of Emacs.

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ArticleTitle=Emacs editing environment, Part 2: Learn the essential modes and editing features of Emacs