Learning GNU Emacs
GNU Emacs is the most popular and widespread of the Emacs family of editors. It is also the most powerful and flexible. Unlike all other text editors, GNU Emacs is a complete working environment -- you can stay within Emacs all day without leaving. This book tells you how to get started with the GNU Emacs editor. It will also "grow" with you: as you become more proficient, this book will help you learn how to use Emacs more effectively. It takes you from basic Emacs usage (simple text editing) to moderately complicated customization and programming.
The second edition of Learning GNU Emacs describes all of the new features of GNU Emacs 19.30, including fonts and colors, pull-down menus, scroll bars, enhanced X Window support, and correct bindings for most standard keys. GNUS, a Usenet newsreader, and ange-ftp mode, a transparent interface to the file transfer protocol, are also described.
Learning GNU Emacs, second edition, covers:
The book is aimed at new Emacs users, whether or not they are programmers. Also useful for readers switching from other Emacs implementations to GNU Emacs.
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Review: Learning GNU EmacsUser Review - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads
Pretty good! I definitely learned some useful new things about the editor I have been using for so long. Read full review
Review: Learning GNU EmacsUser Review - Alpha - Goodreads
This book is comprehensive. It covers most aspects of Emacs a newbie needs to know. The authors seem not good at organization and presentation. Consistency is also a problem for five authors. Look at those screen captures of Linux, MacOS and Windows. Read full review
Search and Replace Operations
Using Buffers and Windows
Emacs as a Work Environment
Email and Usenet News
Emacs as an Internet Toolkit
Emacs and X
Version Control Under Emacs
How to Get Emacs
Making Emacs Work the Way You Think It Should
Emacs LISP Packages
Bugs and Bug Fixes