"Forget Perl's claims, Emacs really is the Swiss Army
chainsaw of the *NIX world. Join Richard Smedley for the second of
a three-part series revealing how you can do most of your
day-to-day tasks without leaving Emacs – from contacts and
appointments to GTD, there's an Emacs way to productivity
"You can find part 1 of Emacs in the real world here.
"Here's a quick start guide for those looking for a quick
refresher: We're writing C-x C-s to mean simultaneously press the
Ctrl and X keys, release, then simultaneously press the Ctrl and S
keys (this saves the file in the current buffer). M-! means press
the Meta and ! keys – Alt represents Meta on most modern
keyboards. You can also press and release Esc, them press !. Oh
yes, and as ! is Shift+1 on most keyboards, that's a bit more
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