Learning GNU Emacs

Learning GNU Emacs

Eric S. Raymond, Debra Cameron, Bill Rosenblatt

GNU Emacs is the preferred and common of the Emacs relatives of editors. it's also the main robust and versatile. in contrast to all different textual content editors, GNU Emacs is a whole operating environment--you can remain inside Emacs all day with no leaving. Learning GNU Emacs, third version tells readers the best way to start with the GNU Emacs editor. it's a thorough consultant that might additionally "grow" with you: as you turn into more adept, this booklet might help you how you can use Emacs extra successfully. It takes you from uncomplicated Emacs utilization (simple textual content enhancing) to reasonably complex customization and programming.The 3rd version of Learning GNU Emacs describes Emacs 21.3 from the floor up, together with new consumer interface positive factors equivalent to an icon-based toolbar and an interactive interface to Emacs customization. a brand new bankruptcy information how one can set up and run Emacs on Mac OS X, home windows, and Linux, together with suggestions for utilizing Emacs successfully on these platforms.Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd variation, covers:

  • How to edit documents with Emacs
  • Using the working process shell via Emacs
  • How to exploit a number of buffers, home windows, and frames
  • Customizing Emacs interactively and during startup files
  • Writing macros to bypass repetitious tasks
  • Emacs as a programming setting for Java, C++, and Perl, between others
  • Using Emacs as an built-in improvement setting (IDE)
  • Integrating Emacs with CVS, Subversion and different swap keep an eye on platforms for initiatives with a number of developers
  • Writing HTML, XHTML, and XML with Emacs
  • The fundamentals of Emacs Lisp

The ebook is aimed toward new Emacs clients, whether they are programmers. additionally precious for readers switching from different Emacs implementations to GNU Emacs.

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