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Chapter 10. The Emacs Editor


Typical Problems
Summary of Commands by Group
Summary of Commands by Key
Summary of Commands by Name

This chapter presents the following topics:

10.1. Introduction

Although Emacs is not part of Linux, this text editor is found on many Unix systems because it is a popular alternative to vi. Many versions are available. This book documents GNU Emacs, which is available from the Free Software Foundation in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, see the O'Reilly book Learning GNU Emacs, 2d ed., by Debra Cameron, Bill Rosenblatt, and Eric Raymond.

To start an Emacs editing session, type:

emacs [file]

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