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Good Emacs tutorial? [closed]

Good Emacs tutorial? [closed]

After hearing great things about modal text editors, I decided to give Emacs a go (Windows version). Having no experience with this kind of application, I found it extremely difficult to do anything, and promptly closed the application.

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Guest [Entry]

"I would recommend the included tutorial. Type C-h t in the opening screen to open it.

It may look dry, but the benefit of using the included tutorial is that you actually get to use the emacs key bindings you're being asked to remeber inside the program that you see the tutorial in. Additionally it teaches you from the very basics.

If you don't have some programming to do right away, emacs might not seem all that useful. If this is the case, I'd recommend checking out org-mode in emacs as a fun flashy way to learn something about emacs and get used to another major mode. http://jaderholm.com/screencasts.html"
Guest [Entry]

"If you are really interested in a modal text editor, you might try Vim. Emacs is modeless.

For an Emacs tutorial, try Berkeley's quick reference guide."