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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from Sacha and Marie emacs tutorial review 2014
http://sachachua.com/blog/2014/04/emacs-beginner-resources/

Thank YOU for your fantastic resource. I've been an emacs user for 28 years, and I've learned countless things from your tutorials.

I've used Emacs since 1986. Thanks for making such interesting remarks with history and pictures and so forth. In addition, you're right! β€”NN

;;; coffee-mode.el --- Major mode to edit CoffeeScript files in Emacs
;; Major thanks to http://xahlee.org/emacs/elisp_syntax_coloring.html
;; the instructions.

β€”Chris Wanstrath (co-founder of Github) At http://github.com/defunkt/coffee-mode/blob/master/coffee-mode.el

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