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Emacs with Prelude

1. Prelude

Prelude provides a pre-defined set of functionalities that modernizes emacs without the user requiring to install countless packages and initializing them manually. Therefore, prelude can be a good starting point for your emacs setup.

However, the default installation of prelude will override all your packages including the startup init.el file. It auto-generates the init.el file.

If you want to manually enable packages or scripts you can do that in ~/.emacs.d/personal directory.

For installation of Prelude with default settings and packages run following command.

curl -L https://git.io/epre | sh

See https://github.com/bbatsov/prelude for more information.

If you start emacs, it should initialize and install the required packages. Continue reading


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Learning Emacs


In this tutorial, I am going to talk about setting up emacs so that it will be easier for new users to get to their programming or editing tasks without much barrier.


If you don’t know emacs’s basic keys (at least the movement and editing keys), you need to keep a note of some of the most frequently used ones. You can copy the commands using some websites containing the basics (e.g http://mally.stanford.edu/~sr/computing/emacs.html) or use the list from “Movement” section below.

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