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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Emacs Basics

    1. Introducing Emacs!

    2. Understanding Files and Buffers

    3. A Word About Modes

    4. Starting Emacs

    5. About the Emacs Display

    6. Emacs Commands

    7. Opening a File

    8. Saving Files

    9. Leaving Emacs

    10. Getting Help

    11. Summary

  2. Chapter 2 Editing

    1. Moving the Cursor

    2. Deleting Text

    3. Marking Text to Delete, Move, or Copy

    4. Emacs and the Clipboard

    5. Editing Tricks and Shortcuts

    6. Canceling Commands and Undoing Changes

    7. Making Emacs Work the Way You Want

  3. Chapter 3 Search and Replace

    1. Different Kinds of Searches

    2. Search and Replace

    3. Checking Spelling Using Ispell

    4. Word Abbreviations

  4. Chapter 4 Using Buffers, Windows, and Frames

    1. Understanding Buffers, Windows, and Frames

    2. Working with Multiple Buffers

    3. Working with Windows

    4. Working with Frames

    5. More About Buffers

    6. More About Windows

    7. Holding Your Place with Bookmarks

  5. Chapter 5 Emacs as a Work Environment

    1. Executing Commands in Shell Buffers

    2. Using Dired, the Directory Editor

    3. Printing from Emacs

    4. Reading Manpages in Emacs

    5. Using Time Management Tools

  6. Chapter 6 Writing Macros

    1. Defining a Macro

    2. Tips for Creating Good Macros

    3. A More Complicated Macro Example

    4. Editing a Macro

    5. The Macro Ring

    6. Binding Your Macro to a Key

    7. Naming, Saving, and Executing Your Macros

    8. Building More Complicated Macros

    9. Executing Macros on a Region

    10. Beyond Macros

  7. Chapter 7 Simple Text Formatting and Specialized Editing

    1. Using Tabs

    2. Indenting Text

    3. Centering Text

    4. Using Outline Mode

    5. Rectangle Editing

    6. Making Simple Drawings

  8. Chapter 8 Markup Language Support

    1. Comments

    2. Font-Lock Mode

    3. Writing HTML

    4. Writing XML

    5. Marking up Text for TEX and LATEX

  9. Chapter 9 Computer Language Support

    1. Emacs as an IDE

    2. Writing Code

    3. C and C++ Support

    4. Java Support

    5. The Java Development Environment for Emacs (JDEE)

    6. Perl Support

    7. SQL Support

    8. The Lisp Modes

  10. Chapter 10 Customizing Emacs

    1. Using Custom

    2. Modifying the .emacs File Directly

    3. Modifying Fonts and Colors

    4. Customizing Your Key Bindings

    5. Setting Emacs Variables

    6. Finding Emacs Lisp Packages

    7. Starting Modes via Auto-Mode Customization

    8. Making Emacs Work the Way You Think It Should

  11. Chapter 11 Emacs Lisp Programming

    1. Introduction to Lisp

    2. Lisp Primitive Functions

    3. Useful Built-in Emacs Functions

    4. Building an Automatic Template System

    5. Programming a Major Mode

    6. Customizing Existing Modes

    7. Building Your Own Lisp Library

  12. Chapter 12 Version Control

    1. The Uses of Version Control

    2. Version Control Concepts

    3. How VC Helps with Basic Operations

    4. Editing Comment Buffers

    5. VC Command Summary

    6. VC Mode Indicators

    7. Which Version Control System?

    8. Individual VC Commands

    9. Customizing VC

    10. Extending VC

    11. What VC Is Not

    12. Using VC Effectively

    13. Comparing with Ediff

  13. Chapter 13 Platform-Specific Considerations

    1. Emacs and Unix

    2. Emacs and Mac OS X

    3. Emacs and Windows

  14. Chapter 14 The Help System

    1. Using the Tutorial

    2. Help Commands

    3. Help with Complex Emacs Commands

    4. Navigating Emacs Documentation

    5. Completion

  1. Appendix A Emacs Variables

  2. Appendix B Emacs Lisp Packages

  3. Appendix C Bugs and Bug Fixes

  4. Appendix D Online Resources

  5. Appendix E Quick Reference

  6. Colophon