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Exploring Emacs Shells

In this hands-on lab, you will be opening a file in Emacs. This file contains a series of challenges to complete using Emacs shell commands and Emacs shells. Basic knowledge of opening files, killing and yanking text, and working with Emacs shells is recommended. Upon completing this lab, you will know how to execute shells commands within Emacs. In addition, you will know how to insert the output of commands directly into an existing buffer.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Feb 10, 2023

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Open the Challenges File

    • Start Emacs.
    • Open the file /tmp/emacs_shells.
  2. Challenge

    Complete the Challenges

    • Complete the challenges listed in the file by following the instructions for each challenge.
  3. Challenge

    Save Your Results

    • Save the results of your work in a new file named /tmp/emacs_shells_done.

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