Practical Emacs Tutorial

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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This tutorial is designed for writers, scientists, engineers, to get started on emacs quickly. Each page teaches you something practical you can use right away. No emacs jargons. No need programing experience.

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If you were to spend 3 months reading 3 emacs books, it is more efficient to just read Xah Emacs Tutorial for just 1 month. Xah tutorial focus on actually using emacs in practice, and on efficiency of using emacs, as well as efficiency of learning.

The author lives in emacs since 1999. And has been obsessively writing emacs tutorial since 2006.

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