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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Preface

    1. Why Read This Book?

    2. Which Emacs Is Which?

    3. GNU Emacs and the Free Software Foundation

    4. An Approach to Learning Emacs

    5. What We Haven’t Included

    6. Conventions Used in This Book

    7. How to Contact Us

    8. Acknowledgments

  2. Chapter 2 Emacs Basics

    1. Introducing Emacs!

    2. Understanding Files and Buffers

    3. A Word About Modes

    4. Starting Emacs

    5. About the Emacs Screen

    6. Emacs Commands

    7. Opening a File

    8. Saving Files

    9. Leaving Emacs

    10. Getting Help

    11. Summary

  3. Chapter 3 Editing Files

    1. Moving the Cursor

    2. Deleting Text

    3. Marking Text to Delete, Move, or Copy

    4. Reformatting Paragraphs

    5. Editing Tricks and Shortcuts

    6. Stopping Commands and Undoing Changes

    7. Making Emacs Work the Way You Want

  4. Chapter 4 Search and Replace Operations

    1. Different Kinds of Searches

    2. Search and Replace

    3. Checking Spelling

    4. Word Abbreviation Mode

  5. Chapter 5 Using Buffers and Windows

    1. Files, Buffers, and Windows

    2. Working with Multiple Buffers

    3. Working with Windows

    4. Holding Your Place with Bookmarks

    5. Temporarily Suspending Emacs

    6. Using Multiple X Windows

  6. Chapter 6 Emacs as a Work Environment

    1. Executing UNIX Commands in Shell Buffers

    2. Working with Files and Directories

    3. Printing from Emacs

    4. Reading Manpages in Emacs

    5. Using Time Management Tools

    6. Using Your Emacs Work Environment

  7. Chapter 7 Email and Usenet News

    1. Working with Mail

    2. Sending Mail from Within Emacs

    3. Reading Mail from Within Emacs

    4. Reading Usenet News with Gnus

  8. Chapter 8 Emacs as an Internet Toolkit

    1. Using Telnet Mode

    2. Using Ange-ftp Mode

    3. Browsing the Web with W3

  9. Chapter 9 Simple Text Formatting and Specialized Editing

    1. Indenting Text

    2. Centering Text

    3. Inserting Page Breaks

    4. Rectangle Editing

    5. Making Simple Drawings

    6. Using Outline Mode

  10. Chapter 10 Marking up Text with Emacs

    1. Introduction

    2. Marking up Text for troff and nroff

    3. Marking up Text for TEX and LATEX

    4. Writing HTML

    5. Using Html-helper Mode

  11. Chapter 11 Writing Macros

    1. What Is a Macro?

    2. Defining a Macro

    3. Tips for Creating Good Macros

    4. Adding to an Existing Macro

    5. Naming and Saving Your Macros

    6. Executing a Named Macro

    7. Building More Complicated Macros

    8. Beyond Macros

  12. Chapter 12 Customizing Emacs

    1. Keyboard Customization

    2. Terminal Support

    3. Emacs Variables

    4. Emacs LISP Packages

    5. Auto-Mode Customization

  13. Chapter 13 Emacs for Programmers

    1. Language Modes

    2. C and C++ Modes

    3. The LISP Modes

    4. FORTRAN Mode

    5. Compiling Programs

  14. Chapter 14 Emacs LISP Programming

    1. Introduction to LISP

    2. LISP Primitive Functions

    3. Useful Built-In Emacs Functions

    4. Programming a Major Mode

    5. Customizing Existing Modes

    6. Building Your Own LISP Library

  15. Chapter 15 Emacs and X

    1. User-Interface Features

    2. Using Emacs with X Fonts and Colors

    3. X Display Customizations

    4. Customizing via Your .Xdefaults File

    5. Properties, Frames, Menus, and Mouse Events

    6. Communicating with the X Server

    7. A Note on Good X Programming Style

  16. Chapter 16 Version Control Under Emacs

    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

  17. Chapter 17 Online Help

    1. Completion

    2. Help Commands

    3. Help in Complex Emacs Commands

  1. Appendix How to Get Emacs

    1. FTP on the Internet

    2. Free Software Foundation

    3. Other CD-ROM Sources

    4. Building Emacs

  2. Appendix Making Emacs Work the Way You Think It Should

  3. Appendix Emacs Variables

  4. Appendix Emacs LISP Packages

  5. Appendix Bugs and Bug Fixes

  6. Appendix Public Statements

    1. The GNU General Public License

    2. GNU Manifesto

    3. The League for Programming Freedom

  7. Appendix Give and It Shall Be Given

  8. Appendix Quick Reference

  9. Appendix Glossary

  10. Colophon