Learning GNU Emacs

ISBN-10: 0596006489

ISBN-13: 9780596006488

Edition: 3rd 2005

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Description: 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. "Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition tells readers how to get started with the GNU Emacs editor. It is a thorough guide that will also "grow" with you: as you become more proficient, this book will help you learn how to use Emacs more effectively. It takes you from basic Emacs usage (simple text editing) to moderately complicated customization and programming. The third edition of "Learning GNU Emacs describes Emacs 21.3 from the ground up, including new user interface features such as an icon-based toolbar and an interactive interface to Emacs customization. A new chapter details how to install and run Emacs on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, including tips for using Emacs effectively on those platforms. "Learning GNU Emacs, third edition, covers: How to edit files with Emacs Using the operating system shell through Emacs How to use multiple buffers, windows, and frames Customizing Emacs interactively and through startup files Writing macros to circumvent repetitious tasks Emacs as a programming environment for Java, C++, and Perl, among others Using Emacs as an integrated development environment (IDE) Integrating Emacs with CVS, Subversion and other change control systems for projects with multiple developers Writing HTML, XHTML, and XML with Emacs The basics of Emacs Lisp The book is aimed at new Emacs users, whether or not they are programmers. Also useful for readers switching from other Emacsimplementations to GNU Emacs.

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List price: $44.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Debra Cameron is president of Cameron Consulting. In addition to her love for Emacs, Deb researches and writes about emerging technologies and their applications. Her latest book, Optical Networking: A Wiley Tech Brief, published in 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, covers the practical applications of optical networking and was written in the hope that true broadband will be more widely deployed. Deb also edits OReilly titles, including DNS and Bind, DNS on Windows 2000, TCP/IP Network Administration, HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide, Java Security, Java Swing, Learning Java, and Java Performance Tuning. She has presented numerous videos for WatchIT.com, covering security and networking as well as e-business topics. She has moderated roundtables on PlanetIT on advanced networking and intranet design. Deb resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland with her husband Jim and their three children, Meg, David, and Bethany.

Marc Loy is a trainer and media specialist in Cincinnati, OH. When he's not working with digital video and DVDs, he's programming in Java-land. (In the interest of full disclosure, he does vacation in Ruby-world.) He can still be found teaching the odd Perl and Java course out in Corporate America, but even on the road he'll have his MacBook Pro and a video project with him.

Eric Raymond is an Open Source evangelist and author of the highly influential paper "The Cathedral and the Bazaar".

Bill Rosenblatt is president of GiantSteps/Media Technology Strategies, a consulting firm in New York City. Before founding GiantSteps, Bill was CTO of Fathom, an online content and education company associated with Columbia University and other scholarly institutions. He has been a technology executive at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror, and head of strategic marketing for media and publishing at Sun Microsystems. Bill was also one of the architects of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a standard for online content identification and DRM.

Preface
Emacs Basics
Editing Files
Search and Replace Operations
Using Buffers and Windows
Emacs as a Work Environment
Email and Usenet News
Emacs as an Internet Toolkit
Simple Text Formatting and Specialized Editing
Marking up Text with Emacs
Writing Macros
Customizing Emacs
Emacs for Programmers
Emacs LISP Programming
Emacs and X
Version Control Under Emacs
Online Help
How to Get Emacs
Making Emacs Work the Way You Think It Should
Emacs Variables
Emacs LISP Packages
Bugs and Bug Fixes
Public Statements
Give and It Shall Be Given
Quick Reference
Glossary
Colophon
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