GNU Emacs Pocket Reference
UNIX Text Processing
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: November 1998
Pages: 64
 GNU Emacs is the most popular and widespread of the Emacs family of editors. It is also the most powerful and flexible. Unlike all other text editors, GNU Emacs is a complete working environment -- you can stay within Emacs all day without leaving. The GNU Emacs Pocket Reference is a companion volume to O'Reilly's Learning GNU Emacs, which tells you how to get started with the GNU Emacs editor and, as you become more proficient, it will help you learn how to use Emacs more effectively.This small book, covering Emacs version 20, is a handy reference guide to the basic elements of this powerful editor, presenting the Emacs commands in an easy-to-use tabular format.
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Not as useful as other pocket references

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• Little value
• No index
• Not comprehensive enough

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It covers a small amount of material given the large Emacs subject. But my main complaint is it doesn't have an index at the back of the book. If you don't use Emacs that often and you're not experienced with it, it's hard to find how to do X, Y, or Z. Given that Emacs likes to do things completely different from every other editor, it's frustrating to search for basic things... You're better off with with Emacs' own apropos help.

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