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Revision as of 01:49, 27 March 2012

Welcome to WikEmacs - A Community Maintained Emacs Wiki

WikEmacs (pronounced wikimacs) collects useful resources for working with GNU Emacs. It is intended as a next generation alternative to the traditional EmacsWiki.

See WikEmacs:Guidelines for information on editing this wiki.

Getting started with Emacs

The latest stable release is Emacs-23.4. The next major release is Emacs-24.1 and is in Pretest stage.

Emacs is available on all popular Operating Systems including GNU/Linux, OSX and Windows. It supports variety of Programming languages.

Explore this Wiki based on your needs. Here are some starting points:

What is your comfort level with Emacs?
Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Vim User
Other
What do you want to accomplish now?
Install Or Upgrade
Customize Emacs
Tweak Key Bindings
Learn more Emacs (Tutorials)
What do you use Emacs for?
Text Editing
Programming
Document authoring
Getting Organized
Emailing
Chatting
Blogging
Browsing
Other
How do you involve yourself with the community?
Category:Emacs User
Category:Emacs Contributor
Other
  • Quitting Emacs: type `C-x C-c` (that's Control-X, Control-C)

Text editing in Emacs

Automation in Emacs

Configuring Emacs

Convenience

  • Completion and selection
    • Ido: Interactively do things
    • Helm: incremental completion and selection (formerly Anything)
    • Icicles
    • Abbrev and dabbrev
    • Auto-complete and hippie-expand
    • YaSnippet

Typesetting, Document Markup and Document Creation in Emacs

Emacs supports a wide range of Markup languages to help you in your workflow of document creation.

Emacs for Development

You can use Emacs to program in variety of Programming languages. If you don't see an entry for your favorite language, please create an page for it and few words about it.


Compiling

Debugging

REPLs

Interactive command-line environments for Lisp. (Read-Eval-Print-Loop)

  • Inferior Emacs Lisp Mode (IELM), for interacting with Emacs' own internal Lisp
  • mozrepl, for interacting with an external web browser's internal JavaScript engine
  • SLIME, for interacting with an external Common Lisp or Clojure instance

Emacs as an IDE

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Emacs is called CEDET. See Gentle Introduction to CEDET.

For Literate Programming see Org Babel.

Version Control

Emacs supports many Version Control systems out of the box and provides bindings and other shortcuts for a better workflow between Emacs and these systems.

Within Emacs, Ediff provides sophisticated diff and merge functions. Both vc and dvc integrate well with ediff.

Productivity

Communication

Web browsing

See also Workflow:Browsing

Shells and terminal emulation

Within Emacs you can interact with various shells and other command-line/text-mode programs running as a sub-process within an Emacs terminal emulator:

eshell is a shell (not a terminal emulator, nor a process hosted in one) written in pure Emacs Lisp . It is very powerful, flexible and customizable, but poorly documented at time of writing.

Emacs itself is fully functional either in a terminal or a windowing system. Some keystrokes available under window systems may not work in a terminal and vice versa.

Accessibility

Security and cryptography

Getting Involved

  • IRC Channel

Contributing to Emacs

Niche Uses

Games and Entertainment

  • Tetris
  • Doctor
  • Humor

History

  • XEmacs and GNU Emacs

Popular Culture and Community

  • Adding Emacs-style key bindings to other programs and operating systems.
  • St Ignucius and the Church of Emacs
  • Saving the world from vi