3.4.2 Emacs

Emacs is a text editor program, written mostly in the Lisp language. It is capable of various advanced functions, since it can execute Lisp on demand.

To start emacs, enter the command emacs, optionally followed by the name of the file you want to edit.

Under X Windows, emacs will open its own window, so you may want to run it in the background:

		emacs myfile &
If you would rather have emacs execute in the xterm window, type emacs -nw (stands for "no window").

Emacs contains its own tutorial, so there's no point in documenting it here. To start the tutorial, type Ctrl-h t. Type Ctrl-X Ctrl-C to exit emacs.

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