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Table of Contents
17.1 Starting emacs
17.2 Buffers
17.3 Modes
17.4 Basic Editing
17.5 Saving Files

Emacs-london Slack Join the Slack group to discuss Emacs and the London meetups. Contribute to this website You can find the org-mode source for this website on the linked Github repository. Join emacs-jp on Slack. 924 users are registered so far. Powered by slackinslackin. From: [email protected] (Patrick J. LoPresti) Subject: The True Path (long) Date: 11 Jul 91 03:17:31 GMT Newsgroups: alt.religion.emacs,alt.slack When I log into my Xenix system with my 110 baud teletype, both vi and Emacs are just too damn slow. They print useless messages like, ‘C-h for help’ and ‘“foo” File is read only’. Emacs Slack uses Circe 's tracking.el and I show here how to mute it so that new Slack conversations leave you focused. The hack for now is (defun tracking-status ') in your configuration, while hopefully this PR will get merged soon. Nice article on the extensibility of emacs. On the particular case of slack, using their irc gateway one can use any irc client, which probably has already some kind of distraction-silencing method. Also, IRC bots are now slack bots. As another emacs' extensibility showoff here's an example for temporarily ignoring users1.

While vi (with its clones) is without a doubt the mostubiquitous editor on Unix-like systems, Emacs comes in a good second. Instead of usingdifferent “modes”, like vi does, it uses Control and Alt key combinations to entercommands, in much the same way that you can use Control and Alt key combinations in a word processor and indeed in many otherapplications to execute certain functions. (Though it should be noted that the commandsrarely correspond; so while many modern applications use Ctrl-C/ X/ V for copying,cutting and pasting, Emacs uses different keys and actually a somewhat differentmechanism for this.)

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Also unlike vi, which is an (excellent) editor and nothingmore, Emacs is a program with near endless capabilities. Emacs is (for the most part)written in Lisp, which is a very powerful programming language that has the peculiarproperty that every program written in it is automatically a Lisp compiler of its own.This means that the user can extend Emacs, and in fact write completely new programs“in Emacs”.

As a result, Emacs is not just an editor anymore. There are many add-on packages forEmacs available (many come with the program's source) that provide all sorts offunctionality. Many of these are related to text editing, which is after all Emacs' basictask, but it doesn't stop there. There are for example several spreadsheet programs forEmacs, there are databases, games, mail and news clients (the top one being Gnus),etc.


There are two main versions of Emacs: GNU Emacs (which is the version that comes withSlackware) and XEmacs. The latter is not a version for Emacs running under X. In fact, both Emacsand XEmacs run on the console as well as under X. XEmacs was once started as a project totidy up the Emacs code. Currently, both versions are being actively developed, and thereis in fact much interaction between the two development teams. For the present chapter,it is immaterial whether you use Emacs or XEmacs, the differences between them are notrelevant to the normal user.

Emacs can be started from the shell by simply typing emacs.When you are running X, Emacs will (normally) come up with its own X window, usually witha menu bar at the top, where you can find the most important functions. On startup, Emacswill first show a welcome message, and then after a few seconds will drop you in the*scratch* buffer. (See Section 17.2.)

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You can also start Emacs on an existing file by typing

This will cause Emacs to load the specified file when it starts up, skipping thewelcome message.

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17.1.1 CommandKeys

As mentioned above, Emacs uses Control and Alt combinations for commands. The usual convention is to write thesewith C-letter and M-letter, respectively. So C-x means Control+x, and M-x means Alt+x. (The letter M is used instead of A becauseoriginally the key was not the Alt key but the Meta key. The Meta key has all but disappearedfrom computer keyboards, and in Emacs the Alt key has taken overits function.)

Many Emacs commands consist of sequences of keys and key combinations. For example, C-xC-c (that is Control-xfollowed by Control-c ) quits Emacs, C-xC-s saves the current file. Keep in mind that C-xC-b is not the same as C-xb. The former means Control-x followed by Control-b, while the latter means Control-x followed by just 'b'.

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Alain Lafon, who, as I’ve said before, is an Emacs master, has a very interesting post on Emacs and messaging apps such as Skype and Slack and many others. One of the major problems with them from his point of view is that their text entering facilities are terrible. If you’re going to be entering a lot of text—or even a little, actually—the last thing you want is a brain-dead interface with unfamiliar keybindings for editing. What we Emacsers really want is to be able to enter text in Emacs with its powerful and familiar editing commands.

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His idea is to link these apps to IRC—and hence to ERC—and deal with them through Emacs. The way to do that is to use BitlBee and libpurple to act as a bridge to IRC. BitlBee is the bridge between IRC and messaging apps and libpurple provides the core of IM apps, dealing with the IM protocols and other low level details. Follow the links if you want more information.

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Although you can install BitlBee and libpurple directly, Lafon prefers to run them from a Docker image. His post gives detailed instructions for setting up the Docker image. Once you’ve got things set up with either method, you can conduct your conversations with the IRC client of your choice. If you pick one of the Emacs IRC clients, you’ve moved another function—or perhaps several other functions—inside Emacs.