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emacs Tutorial: Beating the Learning Curve - From Zero to Lightspeed

Posted on 2015-08-19 13:21 by Timo Bingmann at Permlink with 2 Comments. Tags: talk

At our institute I gave an ambitious presentation today which showcased much of my daily work flow in emacs. People have titled it the "emacs lightshow" due to the speed of flashing and changing lights on my screens. Of course, the idea is to show people what emacs can do and at the same time get them to try it. Emacs is different from other editors in that it is a life operating system that is infinitely complex, is constantly extended, and adapts to what you need.

For this presentation I made an emacs tutorial. There are many emacs tutorials online, and they are probably better than this one. However, I focused on listing something like the top 100 key command sequences that you need in real day-to-day editing life, instead of the most flashy features. This makes this tutorial something that you can print out, and go through step-by-step once to try everything out; and then start over and learn the most important keys from the top.

The emacs tutorial is available as a PDF: emacs Tutorial - Beating the Learning Curve - From Zero to Lightspeed.pdf emacs Tutorial - Beating the Learning Curve - From Zero to Lightspeed.pdf

Download emacs Tutorial - Beating the Learning Curve - From Zero to Lightspeed.pdf

or available as the org-mode source file: emacs Tutorial - Beating the Learning Curve - From Zero to Lightspeed.org

and in my github .emacs.d repo: https://github.com/bingmann/dot-emacs.git

Comment by Mike at 2017-01-15 17:10 UTC
I couldn't get the .emacs.d file to download because:
"fatal: destination path '.emacs.d' already exists and is not an empty directory."

Should I delete the whole directory and try again?

Thank you.
Comment by Timo at 2017-01-17 15:22 UTC- http://panthema.net
If git tells you that .emacs.d already exists, then you already have a config.
You should best rename it and save it for trying out my repo.
Timo
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