Personal Guide to Emacs

Basic knowledge

emacs is a text-editor which offers a wide array of features and can be heavily customized to meet the user’s needs. I’ve been using vim for a few years but I’ve finally taken the plunge and tried its nemesis. I’ll put in this guide what I’ll learn on the way.


Here I’ll put some commands I find useful and might forget.
For the most basic ones, refer to this page.

  • Run a command by name: M-x
  • shell-command: M-!

Resources — A good tutorial to get started.