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GNU Emacs - tool for all your editing needs

Submitted by Bhavin Gandhi (@bhavin192) on Friday, 15 February 2019


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Technical level: Beginner

Abstract

We spend most of our time writing things, be it code, documentation, blog post, emails etc. The tool that one uses to write things should be something which is highly configurable and focuses more on productivity. This talk will cover reasons why one should use GNU Emacs, it will cover various things Emacs can do out of the box. How it’s possible to extend it for various programming languages and editing needs.

Outline

Should take up to 30 to 40 minutes
• Why Emacs?
• Basic navigation
• Using buffers and frames
• Using spell check
• Using Calculator, Calendar
• Using Org mode
• Using Magit
• How to start with GNU Emacs

Requirements

N/A

Speaker bio

Bhavin is working with InfraCloud Technologies, Pune. His main area of interest are Free/Libre and Open Source Software, containers and Kubernetes.

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https://youtu.be/McR0gKIuvKQ

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