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Unix: Emacs Text Editor Introduction
BeginnersPrerequisites


Description

Emacs is a very powerful plain text editor used across the computer-using community world-wide. This course will introduce its basic use and explain how it can make your life dealing with plain text or program source code much easier.

Prerequisites

Elementary use of Linux.

Topics covered
  • Launching emacs
  • Quitting emacs
  • Undoing edits
  • Loading a file
  • Navigating within a file
  • Editing a plain text file
  • Editing a C file
  • Editing a Fortran file
  • Editing a Python file
  • Switching between buffers
  • Searching and replacement
  • Jumping to a line
  • Copying, cutting and pasting text
  • Keystroke macros
Format

Presentation/demonstration with practicals.

Taught using

Emacs v.23 on MCS Linux

Notes
  • Practical work will be done on PWF Linux.
  • Course Notes are available.
Duration

One half day session


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