Introduction to Emacs                           Trang-Khon Trieu1                            2012-10-29 Mon1    hajimezhao...
The story of Emacs   Emacs is a family of text editors, described as “the extensible,   customizable, self-documenting, re...
What are Emacs for?    Text editing    Coding & Debugging    File Management    Calendar, tasks management    Email readin...
Why Emacs?   lightweight editor (in comparison to Eclipse, NetBean)   an integrated platform for general purposes (email, ...
Concepts   Control key vs. Meta key   Buffer vs. Windows   Major mode vs. Minor mode          Major modes: ruby mode, java ...
Useful Major Modes   org-mode          quick note taking          information organization, task and time management      ...
Package managementIn Emacs, press: M-x package-list-packages    Trang-Khon Trieu    Introduction to Emacs   2012-10-29 Mon...
Customization   define your own          commands          keys          mapping between commands and keys   Trang-Khon Tri...
References   GNU Emacs wiki - link   The ultimate collection of emacs resources - link   Trang-Khon Trieu       Introducti...
Notes  This slide is created by Emacs using org-beamer without any                          decoration effort.   Trang-Khon...
FIN                          Question                         Thank you!      Trang-Khon Trieu   Introduction to Emacs   2...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Emacs Trang-Khon Trieu1 2012-10-29 Mon1 hajimezhao@gmail.com Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 1 / 11
  2. 2. The story of Emacs Emacs is a family of text editors, described as “the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor.” It is written in Lisp by Richard Stallman and under GNU License Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 2 / 11
  3. 3. What are Emacs for? Text editing Coding & Debugging File Management Calendar, tasks management Email reading, web surfing etcYou can (1) customize Emacs in anyway you want; (2) develop more features by writing code in Emacs Lisp Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 3 / 11
  4. 4. Why Emacs? lightweight editor (in comparison to Eclipse, NetBean) an integrated platform for general purposes (email, web, coding, etc) data in the form of text files universal data structure, not locked in any specific format (XML, HTML, etc), thus technology-independent automating by scripts (accumulation over time) searchable by any search engine (Google Desktop, Recoll, etc) keyboard-driven faster than mouse-driven muscle memory (subconscious) Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 4 / 11
  5. 5. Concepts Control key vs. Meta key Buffer vs. Windows Major mode vs. Minor mode Major modes: ruby mode, java mode, dired mode, org-mode, etc. Minor mode: show line number, scrollbar, status info, etc. Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 5 / 11
  6. 6. Useful Major Modes org-mode quick note taking information organization, task and time management export to html, pdf, latex, freemind, etc publish blogs: wordpress org-beamer write presentation slides org-babel execute codes inside org-mode files Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 6 / 11
  7. 7. Package managementIn Emacs, press: M-x package-list-packages Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 7 / 11
  8. 8. Customization define your own commands keys mapping between commands and keys Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 8 / 11
  9. 9. References GNU Emacs wiki - link The ultimate collection of emacs resources - link Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 9 / 11
  10. 10. Notes This slide is created by Emacs using org-beamer without any decoration effort. Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 10 / 11
  11. 11. FIN Question Thank you! Trang-Khon Trieu Introduction to Emacs 2012-10-29 Mon 11 / 11

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