GNU Emacs Workshop

Dear Students,

the fhLUG is pleased to present a workshop about the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor: GNU Emacs.

GNU Emacs is the GNU project’s incarnation of the class of Emacs text editors. Emacs can help boost productivity for programmers, publishers and everyone who expects extensible, customizable and advanced text manipulation and editing features from their editor environment.

The workshop session will start with a very brief tour of some of the ideas behind Emacs. An introduction will then be carried which will show how to achieve common text editing tasks in Emacs. Following will be the discussion of more advanced and unique features (the nice part!). Finally, a tour of some interesting Emacs modes and config file tips and tricks if time permits.

GNU Emacs Website:

For those who are willing to follow the session demos on their personal laptops, the following are the relevant download links:

Microsoft Windows:
Apple Mac OS X:

Emacs 23.3b is the latest version at the time of this writing.

What: GNU Emacs Workshop
When: Thursday, December 15, 19:00
Where: LBS1, FH1
Who: Fred Morcos
Language: English

The slides of the presentation are available in PDF format.

Author: Daniel Knittl-Frank

I studied Software Engineering in Hagenberg. My master thesis dealt with cross-platform portability of .NET applications under Mono on Linux, specifically with the HeuristicLab optimization framework. I do most of the boring stuff at fhLUG, such as organizing events and taking care of the website. Talks I have given have covered several diverse topics, including typesetting with LaTeX, version control with Git, the Neo keyboard layout, the Vim text editor, regular expressions, and shell scripting.

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