This text is a companion volume to "Learning GNU Emacs". It covers Emacs version 20, providing a handy reference guide to the basic elements of this powerful editor, and presenting the Emacs commands in an easy-to-use tabular format.
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. The GNU Emacs Pocket Reference is a companion volume to O'Reilly's Learning GNU Emacs, which tells you how to get started with the GNU Emacs editor and, as you become more proficient, it will help you learn how to use Emacs more effectively. This small book, covering Emacs version 20, is a handy reference guide to the basic elements of this powerful editor, presenting the Emacs commands in an easy-to-use tabular format.
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Debra Cameron is a freelance writer who has written books on the Internet, the World Wide Web, UNIX standards, and security. In addition to writing, Deb speaks at conferences and teaches classes about effective use of the Internet. She enjoys proselytizing vi users and convincing them that Emacs is not just an editor, it's a way of life. Deb enjoys bike riding, hiking, and reading. Deb lives with her husband Jim and children Megan and David in Bellefonte, PA. You can write to her at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1: Emacs Basics A Word About Modes Major Modes Minor Modes Starting and Leaving Emacs Working with Files Letting Emacs Fill in the Blanks. 2: Editing Files Working in Text Mode Moving the Cursor Repeating Commands Cutting Text Marking Text to Delete, Move, or Copy Using a Mouse with Emacs Transposing and Capitalizing Text Stopping Commands Undoing Edits Recovering Lost Changes. 3: Search and Replace Operations Incremental Search Nonincremental and Word Search Query Replace Regular Expression Search and Replace Characters for Creating Regular Expressions Regular Expression Search Commands Spellchecking Word Abbreviations. 4: Using Buffers and Windows Using Buffers Buffer List Commands Using Windows Using Frames Using Bookmarks Bookmark Commands Bookmark List. 5: Emacs as a Work Environment Shell Mode Working with Dired Printing Calendar and Diary Commands. 6: Email and Newsgroups Sending Mail Reading Mail with RMAIL Reading Mail with Gnus Gnus Group Buffer Commands Gnus Summary Buffer Commands Gnus Posting Commands. 7: Emacs and the Internet Telnet Commands Copying Files with Ange-ftp Mode Using the Web with Emacs. 8: Simple Text Formatting and Specialized Editing Centering Commands Inserting Page Breaks and Control Characters Rectangle Editing Outline Mode Commands. 9: Marking Up Text with Emacs nroff Mode TeX Mode HTML Helper Mode HTML Helper Mode Commands 10: Writing Macros Macro Commands 11: Customizing Emacs Keyboard Customization Special Character Conventions Emacs Variables Backups and Auto-Save Search and Replace Display Modes Mail Text Editing Completion Miscellaneous. 12: Emacs for Programmers General Commands C, C++, and Java Modes Customizing Code Indentation Style LISP Mode FORTRAN Mode. 13: Version Control Under Emacs Version Control Commands Version Control Variables. 14: Online Help The Help System Apropos Commands Information about Emacs
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