GNU Emacs Manual

GNU Emacs Manual

This book picks up where the introductory on-line tutorial included with Emacs ends. It explains the full range of Emacs’ power and contains reference material useful to expert users. This free book can be downloaded in various formats.


You are reading about GNU Emacs, the GNU incarnation of the advanced, self-documenting, customizable, extensible editor Emacs. (The `G’ in `GNU’ is not silent.)

We call Emacs advanced because it can do much more than simple insertion and deletion of text. It can control subprocesses, indent programs automatically, show multiple files at once, and more. Emacs editing commands operate in terms of characters, words, lines, sentences, paragraphs, and pages, as well as expressions and comments in various programming languages.

Table of Contents

  • Important General Concepts
  • Fundamental Editing Commands
  • Important Text-Changing Commands
  • Major Structures of Emacs
  • Advanced Features
  • Recovery from Problems

Book Details

Author(s): Richard M. Stallman
Publisher: Free Software Foundation
Format(s): PDF, HTML, PostScript, Text
File size: 3.53 MB
Number of pages: 597
Link: Download or read online.

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