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Emacs tutorial

Some hints to use GNU-emacs

Emacs is a modular and extensible text editor. Users can customize and use only the specific packages that are needed for their tasks.

Emacs is free software project with many years of development and a very active and friendly community.

Emacs can be used for multiple purposes, for instance:

  • Edit files from different programming languages or any plain text
  • Access a shell and execute tasks in a machine
  • Write, edit and export text in multiple formats (html, odt, pdf…)
  • Read texts (pdf, epub, html…)
  • Create slides/presentations
  • Build diagrams
  • Browse the internet
  • Explore and edit a computer file system
  • Keep track of tasks using agenda, daily, contact list, "to-do" list…
  • Arrange and track multiple projects and tasks
  • Use your email
  • Listen music and watch videos
  • Many more…


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