Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

 

   
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Reviews
• Reader Reviews
• Errata
• Academic
Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition
By Debra Cameron, James Elliott, Marc Loy
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 2004
ISBN: 0-596-00648-9
Pages: 534
   


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.

 

   
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Reviews
• Reader Reviews
• Errata
• Academic
Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition
By Debra Cameron, James Elliott, Marc Loy
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: December 2004
ISBN: 0-596-00648-9
Pages: 534
   


   Copyright
   Preface
      Why Read This Book?
      Which Emacs Is Which?
      What's New in This Edition?
      GNU Emacs and the Free Software Foundation
      An Approach to Learning Emacs
      What We Haven't Included
      The Meta Key
      Conventions Used in This Book
      How to Contact Us
      Acknowledgments
      Chapter 1.  Emacs Basics
      Section 1.1.  Introducing Emacs!
      Section 1.2.  Understanding Files and Buffers
      Section 1.3.  A Word About Modes
      Section 1.4.  Starting Emacs
      Section 1.5.  About the Emacs Display
      Section 1.6.  Emacs Commands
      Section 1.7.  Opening a File
      Section 1.8.  Saving Files
      Section 1.9.  Leaving Emacs
      Section 1.10.  Getting Help
      Section 1.11.  Summary
      Chapter 2.  Editing
      Section 2.1.  Moving the Cursor
      Section 2.2.  Deleting Text
      Section 2.3.  Marking Text to Delete, Move, or Copy
      Section 2.4.  Emacs and the Clipboard
      Section 2.5.  Editing Tricks and Shortcuts
      Section 2.6.  Canceling Commands and Undoing Changes
      Section 2.7.  Making Emacs Work the Way You Want
      Chapter 3.  Search and Replace
      Section 3.1.  Different Kinds of Searches
      Section 3.2.  Search and Replace
      Section 3.3.  Checking Spelling Using Ispell
      Section 3.4.  Word Abbreviations
      Chapter 4.  Using Buffers, Windows, and Frames
      Section 4.1.  Understanding Buffers, Windows, and Frames
      Section 4.2.  Working with Multiple Buffers
      Section 4.3.  Working with Windows
      Section 4.4.  Working with Frames
      Section 4.5.  More About Buffers
      Section 4.6.  More About Windows
      Section 4.7.  Holding Your Place with Bookmarks
      Chapter 5.  Emacs as a Work Environment
      Section 5.1.  Executing Commands in Shell Buffers
      Section 5.2.  Using Dired, the Directory Editor
      Section 5.3.  Printing from Emacs
      Section 5.4.  Reading Manpages in Emacs
      Section 5.5.  Using Time Management Tools
      Chapter 6.  Writing Macros
      Section 6.1.  Defining a Macro
      Section 6.2.  Tips for Creating Good Macros
      Section 6.3.  A More Complicated Macro Example
      Section 6.4.  Editing a Macro
      Section 6.5.  The Macro Ring
      Section 6.6.  Binding Your Macro to a Key
      Section 6.7.  Naming, Saving, and Executing Your Macros
      Section 6.8.  Building More Complicated Macros
      Section 6.9.  Executing Macros on a Region
      Section 6.10.  Beyond Macros
      Chapter 7.  Simple Text Formatting and Specialized Editing
      Section 7.1.  Using Tabs
      Section 7.2.  Indenting Text
      Section 7.3.  Centering Text
      Section 7.4.  Using Outline Mode
      Section 7.5.  Rectangle Editing
      Section 7.6.  Making Simple Drawings
      Chapter 8.  Markup Language Support
      Section 8.1.  Comments
      Section 8.2.  Font-Lock Mode
      Section 8.3.  Writing HTML
      Section 8.4.  Writing XML
      Section 8.5.  Marking up Text for TEX and LATEX
      Chapter 9.  Computer Language Support
      Section 9.1.  Emacs as an IDE
      Section 9.2.  Writing Code
      Section 9.3.  C and C++ Support
      Section 9.4.  Java Support
      Section 9.5.  The Java Development Environment for Emacs (JDEE)
      Section 9.6.  Perl Support
      Section 9.7.  SQL Support
      Section 9.8.  The Lisp Modes
      Chapter 10.  Customizing Emacs
      Section 10.1.  Using Custom
      Section 10.2.  Modifying the .emacs File Directly
      Section 10.3.  Modifying Fonts and Colors
      Section 10.4.  Customizing Your Key Bindings
      Section 10.5.  Setting Emacs Variables
      Section 10.6.  Finding Emacs Lisp Packages
      Section 10.7.  Starting Modes via Auto-Mode Customization
      Section 10.8.  Making Emacs Work the Way You Think It Should
      Chapter 11.  Emacs Lisp Programming
      Section 11.1.  Introduction to Lisp
      Section 11.2.  Lisp Primitive Functions
      Section 11.3.  Useful Built-in Emacs Functions
      Section 11.4.  Building an Automatic Template System
      Section 11.5.  Programming a Major Mode
      Section 11.6.  Customizing Existing Modes
      Section 11.7.  Building Your Own Lisp Library
      Chapter 12.  Version Control
      Section 12.1.  The Uses of Version Control
      Section 12.2.  Version Control Concepts
      Section 12.3.  How VC Helps with Basic Operations
      Section 12.4.  Editing Comment Buffers
      Section 12.5.  VC Command Summary
      Section 12.6.  VC Mode Indicators
      Section 12.7.  Which Version Control System?
      Section 12.8.  Individual VC Commands
      Section 12.9.  Customizing VC
      Section 12.10.  Extending VC
      Section 12.11.  What VC Is Not
      Section 12.12.  Using VC Effectively
      Section 12.13.  Comparing with Ediff
      Chapter 13.  Platform-Specific Considerations
      Section 13.1.  Emacs and Unix
      Section 13.2.  Emacs and Mac OS X
      Section 13.3.  Emacs and Windows
      Chapter 14.  The Help System
      Section 14.1.  Using the Tutorial
      Section 14.2.  Help Commands
      Section 14.3.  Help with Complex Emacs Commands
      Section 14.4.  Navigating Emacs Documentation
      Section 14.5.  Completion
      Appendix A.  Emacs Variables
      Appendix B.  Emacs Lisp Packages
      Appendix C.  Bugs and Bug Fixes
      Appendix D.  Online Resources
      Appendix E.  Quick Reference
   Colophon
   Index