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Meet Emacs

by Phil Hagelberg

The classic Gnu Emacs text editor is an incredibly powerful piece of software that has been used by thousands of programmers over the last few decades. Many alpha geeks have recently been giving Emacs a second look as well. Get up to speed with our Meet Emacs tutorial.

What you'll learn

The classic Gnu Emacs text editor is an incredibly powerful piece of software that has been used by thousands of programmers over the last few decades. Many alpha geeks have recently been giving Emacs a second look as well. Get up to speed with our Meet Emacs tutorial. Learn to install emacs, operate the various key sequences, use the built-in version control and Git-specific features, take advantage of code completion and linking, and how to customize your setup with key bindings, color themes and third-party libraries.

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About the author

Phil Hagelberg works from his home in Seattle as well as various cafes around the city. He is best known for his contributions to the Clojure and Emacs ecosystems; primarily the Leiningen project automation tool and the Emacs Starter Kit. He enjoys exploring obscure programming languages and roasting coffee.

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