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Emacs ships with a tutorial. Just type `C-h t`.
 
Emacs ships with a tutorial. Just type `C-h t`.
 
It teaches you all the essentials you need to know for starting emacs.
 
It teaches you all the essentials you need to know for starting emacs.
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Intermediate to advanced users can browse in-built help with `C-h r`.
  
 
== Books ==
 
== Books ==

Revision as of 14:21, 24 March 2012

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.

Intermediate to advanced users can browse in-built help with `C-h r`.

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

Tutorials

Screencasts

Blogs

Useful Extensions

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

Configuring Emacs

This blog post is a great introduction to setting up your .emacs and emacs dir the "professional way"!