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Old 08-11-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
Michael_aust
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Newbie to Emacs


At present when I need to use a Command Line text editor, I use Nano. However I would like to start learning how to use Emacs.

Now I know Emacs is a huge program and is much more then just a Text Editor. So basically a beginners guide to using Emacs is what I need. Can anyone suggest any books that are good or any particularly helpful tutorials.

Also other turtorials that cover using Emacs for moe then just text editign would be appreciated, especially if they are targetted to a new user of Emacs such as my self.

Thanks in advance;

Michael.
 
Old 08-11-2006, 04:46 PM   #2
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Look here:

www . emacswiki . org

Sorry for the weird formatting, but it won't let me post URLS until I've got three posts (which apparently I do not).

Also, emacs itself is "self documenting". If you bring up the graphical version, look at the menu under "help" and you'll find a tutorial.

And at any time you can use M-x help to find info on a specific topic.

-kev

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Old 08-11-2006, 08:36 PM   #3
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The built-in tutorial is the place to start, accessable from the menu as khammack said, or by pressing control-h t.

Once you begin to get the hang of the keys, you might look into An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp, which is also available as debian package: apt-get install emacs-lisp-intro

Also note that the default keys in bash are similar to the emacs command set.
 
  


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