GNU Emacs Manual

GNU Emacs Manual

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GNU Emacs is much more than a text editor; over the years it has expanded into an entire work flow environment. Programmers are impressed by its integrated debugging and project management features. Emacs is also a multi-lingual text editor, can handle all your email and Usenet news needs, display web pages, and even has a diary and a calendar for your appointments. When you tire of all the work you can accomplish with it, Emacs contains games to play.

Features include:

  • Special editing modes for 25 programming languages including Java, Perl, C, C++, Objective C, Fortran, Lisp, Scheme, and Pascal.
  • Special scripting language modes for Bash, other common shells, and creating Makefiles for GNU/Linux, Unix, Windows/DOS and VMS systems
  • Support for typing and displaying in 21 non-English languages, including Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Hebrew, Russian, Vietnamese, and all Western European languages
  • Creates Postscript output from plain text files and has special editing modes for LaTeX and TeX
  • Compile and debug from inside Emacs
  • Maintain extensive ChangeLogs
  • Extensive file merge and diff functions
  • Directory navigation: flag, move, and delete files and sub-directories recursively
  • Run shell commands from inside Emacs, or even use Emacs as a shell itself (Eshell)
  • Version control management for release and beta versions, with CVS and RCS integration.
  • And much more!

This book picks up where the introductory on-line tutorial, available in several languages, included with Emacs, ends. It explains the full range of Emacs' power and contains reference material useful to expert users. Appendices with specific material for Macintosh and Microsoft OS users are included. Print copies can be ordered from The Free Software Foundation.

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