All entries tagged »emacs«

Emacs Advent Calendar 14: Shell Interaction

Mon 2015-12-14

While Emacs is an operating system on its own, sometimes it is necessary to interact with the outside world. For this purpose you can run single shell commands from Emacs or start an interactive shell session.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 13: Mouse Commands

Sun 2015-12-13

Although all Emacs functionality can be accessed using only the keyboard, the graphical version also features mouse commands.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 12: Spell checking

Sat 2015-12-12

In addition to providing commands for fixing typos, Emacs can also do spell checking on buffer contents.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 11: Replacing

Fri 2015-12-11

Emacs has two modes for searching and replacement. The first one unconditionally replaces all occurences of a searched string, the second one interactively asks what to do for every match.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 10: Searching

Thu 2015-12-10

Emacs of course has commands to search for occurences of strings.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 09: Windows

Wed 2015-12-09

At first there is some Emacs specific terminology to clear up: What today in modern GUIs is called a "window" is a "frame" in Emacs. Those frames won't be the topic for today, but the things that Emacs calls "windows": Frames can be split into several windows, displaying exactly one buffer each.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 08: Managing Buffers

Tue 2015-12-08

In Emacs, text is contained and edited inside buffers. Most buffers are created by visiting a file, others are used to display information or interact with external programs like the shell.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 07: Basic File Handling

Mon 2015-12-07

Some Emacs terminology first: When the content of a file is displayed in an Emacs buffer, the buffer is said to be visiting the corresponding file. Emacs has multiple commands to read files from disk and save a modified buffer back to a file.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 06: Fixing Typos

Sun 2015-12-06

Emacs comes with some useful commands to fix common typos.

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Emacs Advent Calendar 05: Registers for Text

Sat 2015-12-05

Using the kill ring to paste snippets of text sometimes just does not cut it. In these cases, registers come in handy.

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