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== Emacs Tutorial - Beginners Mandatory ==
 
 
Emacs ships with a tutorial. Just type `C-h t`.
 
It teaches you all the essentials you need to know for starting emacs.
 
 
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==
  
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Can be obtained from O'Reilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781565921528.do
 
Can be obtained from O'Reilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781565921528.do
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* '''Casting Spells in Lisp (Emacs Lisp version)''' by Conrad Barski M.D.
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Written originally to teach some other flavor of Lisp, the book has been modified for [http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-lisp-intro/ Emacs Lisp]. The presentation is in a form between a comic book and a manual that educates while you have fun. The best of both worlds.
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It can be read online [http://www.lisperati.com/casting-spels-emacs/html/casting-spels-emacs-1.html here].
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== Tutorials ==
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* [http://david.rothlis.net/emacs/howtolearn.html How to Learn Emacs]
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* [http://xahlee.org/emacs/elisp.html Xah Emacs Lisp Tutorial] - This concise and concrete tutorial focus on practical needs with examples.
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* [http://xahlee.org/emacs/emacs.html  Xah Emacs Tutorial]
  
 
== Screencasts ==
 
== Screencasts ==
  
* YouTube Channel: [http://www.youtube.com/user/rpdillon?feature=watch Hacks Emacs]
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* [http://emacsmovies.org/ Emacs Movies] new screencast, promises to come out with a book also
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* [http://www.youtube.com/user/rpdillon?feature=watch Hacks Emacs](YouTube Channel)
 
* [http://emacsrocks.com/ Emacs Rocks!]
 
* [http://emacsrocks.com/ Emacs Rocks!]
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* [https://peepcode.com/products/meet-emacs Peepcode's Meet Emacs](commercial)
  
 
== Blogs ==
 
== Blogs ==
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* [http://www.masteringemacs.org/ Mastering Emacs]
 
* [http://www.masteringemacs.org/ Mastering Emacs]
 
* [http://emacsworld.blogspot.com/ Got Emacs?]
 
* [http://emacsworld.blogspot.com/ Got Emacs?]
 
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* [http://xahlee.org/emacs/blog.html Xah Emacs Blog] - Tips and tricks for Emacs and Emacs Lisp
 
* [http://planet.emacsen.org/ Planet Emacsen] - blogroll, includes probably all above
 
* [http://planet.emacsen.org/ Planet Emacsen] - blogroll, includes probably all above
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== Articles ==
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* [http://batsov.com/articles/2011/11/30/the-ultimate-collection-of-emacs-resources/ The Ultimate Collection of Emacs Resources]
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== Twitter ==
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There are many Twitter accounts dedicated to sharing news and tips about Emacs. One can benefit a lot by following them:
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/emacs_knight @emacs_knight]
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/learnemacs @learnemacs]
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/dotemacs @dotemacs]
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* [http://twitter.com/#!/dotemax @dotemax]
  
 
== Useful Extensions ==
 
== Useful Extensions ==
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Before you install a lot of extensions, explore your Emacs distribution! Try {{Keys|C-h p}} ({{Command|find-emacs-packages}}) to browse the available packages by category.
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== Configuring Emacs ==
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[https://sites.google.com/site/steveyegge2/my-dot-emacs-file This] blog post is a great introduction to setting up your init.el (formerly .emacs) and your emacs directory the "professional way"!
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Revision as of 14:27, 28 July 2012

Books

  • Learning GNU Emacs, 2nd Edition by Debra Cameron, Bill Rosenblatt, Eric S. Raymond

Much better than the current, 3rd edition. The first half of the book walks you through the fundamental steps, as a tutorial.

Can be obtained from O'Reilly http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781565921528.do

  • Casting Spells in Lisp (Emacs Lisp version) by Conrad Barski M.D.

Written originally to teach some other flavor of Lisp, the book has been modified for Emacs Lisp. The presentation is in a form between a comic book and a manual that educates while you have fun. The best of both worlds.

It can be read online here.

Tutorials

Screencasts

Blogs

Articles

Twitter

There are many Twitter accounts dedicated to sharing news and tips about Emacs. One can benefit a lot by following them:

Useful Extensions

Before you install a lot of extensions, explore your Emacs distribution! Try [C-h p] (M-x find-emacs-packages) to browse the available packages by category.

Configuring Emacs

This blog post is a great introduction to setting up your init.el (formerly .emacs) and your emacs directory the "professional way"!