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GNU Emacs Pocket Reference Paperback – November 8, 1998
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About the Author
Debra Cameron is president of Cameron Consulting. In addition to her love for Emacs, Deb researches and writes about emerging technologies and their applications. Her latest book, Optical Networking: A Wiley Tech Brief, published in 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, covers the practical applications of optical networking and was written in the hope that true broadband will be more widely deployed. Deb also edits OReilly titles, including DNS and Bind, DNS on Windows 2000, TCP/IP Network Administration, HTML and XHTML: The Definitive Guide, Java Security, Java Swing, Learning Java, and Java Performance Tuning. She has presented numerous videos for WatchIT.com, covering security and networking as well as e-business topics. She has moderated roundtables on PlanetIT on advanced networking and intranet design. Deb resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland with her husband Jim and their three children, Meg, David, and Bethany.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you new to learn Emacs, get a full featured book, but also get this one. You will probably find yourself referencing this book quite often until you remember all of the common keystrokes.
If you're already a user of emacs, chances are you'll get a little something out of this book that you didn't know existed before (I'm using Emacs diary and calendar now...) but it's mostly good to throw at subusers while yelling at them to RTFM because they're always complaining to you that they don't know how to use Emacs...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As Emacs is my favorite editor, this hand book comes in really handy, especially if you don't use some of the items enough to need refreshing. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jack Kindred Wilborn
Yes, yes, emacs has free help available online, help built into the program, and so on. That said, sometimes a quick reference is helpful when you're first learning. Read morePublished on July 11, 2013 by Casey
I love O'Reilly Ppcket Books. Once one masters a subject pocket books provide an ideal reference and memory jogger.Published on September 21, 2010 by Michael A.
Yes, emacs is the most powerful editor and this book is only a little pocket reference! The book is unnecessary after 2 days (if you did not know emacs before). Read morePublished on September 27, 2001 by Virgilio Krumbacher
This books is totally useless for a serious C programmer used to an editor like vi and switching to emacs. It just doesn't cover enough "progamming" type features. Read morePublished on December 14, 2000