"As I explained in my previous Emacs tutorial on killing a block of text, it is sometimes hard to find easy to understand documentation on how to use emacs. One of the first things I wanted to learn how to do in Emacs was block editing..."Read more »
"Interested in learning more about EMACS? This tutorial can help you learn more about this text editor and its tips and tricks so you can code fast, better, and stronger [...] It’s the editor that can grow with you as you grow as a programmer..."Read more »
"If the server mode of Emacs is activated and files are opened through emacsclient, opening files by Emacs can be as fast as vim. But you can see it running on you desktop anyhow, a showing window or a foreground process. Can we make it a background job?Read more »
"This is version 1.99 of newsticker, an RSS and Atom reader (sometimes called "aggregator" or "Feed Reader") for Emacs. Newsticker is part of GNU Emacs. This version has been integrated in Emacs' CVS repository..."Read more »
"Looking at my illustrious fancy new google analytics, I think most of the hits on this blog are people looking for how to read their email in Emacs. As I support such behavior, I have collected links to all of the relevant posts here, in chronological order. This is still exactly how I read my email on my laptop every day.Read more »
RMS: « ...I am sure it IS effective for convincing people to use [Emacs] when that is more convenient. I want to convince people to insist on freedom even when it is inconvenient..." »Read more »
"Emacs CVS has an interesting new feature: it now accepts a --daemon command line option which makes it start up as a Unix daemon; it detaches from the controlling terminal, starts up a new process session, goes to the background, starts an Emacs server and just waits for connections.Read more »
"So, the last few weeks I’ve been learning the Haskell programming language, and thought I’d share my thoughts on it. Haskell is a pure functional programming language that supports lazy evaluation (I’ll explain all that in a moment), which has been gaining popularity in some circles (and particularly among academia and computer lingusts).Read more »
“...StumpWM grew out of the authors’ frustration with writing ratpoison in C. Very quickly we realized we were building into ratpoison lispy-emacs style paradigms.Read more »
"A while back, Steve Yegge wrote a post on Emacs and its future. My executive summary of his post is that Emacs needs to compete or die - and the competition is the browser.
This got a little thread started on the Emacs development list, but not much activity..." --Read more »
"emacs-server.bash will let you start up an emacs-server in the background (perhaps from an init.d script?). You can then use emacsclient to create frames or TTY connections to the new server."Read more »
"Here's a handy shortcut that toggles between the W3M web browser and other buffers you're working on. I use it to quickly switch between code and documentation (or your favorite timewasting site, as it also makes a handy boss key).
Define the function by adding the following code to your ~/.emacs: ..."Read more »
"Another terminology which brings some form of confusion to newbies is the term Mark and Point used in the manual and in descriptions of Emacs editing actions. Truth to be told, I too just had a fuzzy idea what mark was all about when I first started and took point to be where ever the cursor was currently..."Read more »