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Emacs Beginner's HOWTO

Apr 24, 1999, 15:08 (0 Talkback[s])

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From Jeremy D. Zawodny's introduction:

"Emacs is different things to different people. Depending who you ask, you'll could get any of the following responses:

  • Text Editor
  • Mail Client
  • News Reader
  • Word Processor
  • Religion
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Whatever you want it to be!

"But for our purposes, let's just pretend it's a text editor--an amazingly flexible text editor. We'll dig deeper into the question later on.

"Emacs was written by Richard Stallman (founder of the Free Software Foundation: http://www.fsf.org/ and the GNU project http://www.gnu.org/) and he still maintains it today.

"Emacs is one of the most popular and powerful text editors used on Linux (and Unix). It is second in popularity only to vi. It is known for it huge feature set, ability to be easily customized, and lack of bugs..."

Emacs Beginner's HOWTO.