Introduction to Emacs/Xemacs

vi is a line editor, emacs/xemacs is a display editor

xemacs or emacs invokes the editor, add a filename and it will either create or open that file. add a -nw to the string and the editor will launch ina terminal instead of trying to open a new window.

so lets edit an xinitrc using emacs:

cp /usr/local/X11R6/lib/X11/xinit/xinitrc ~/xinitrc

emacs -nw .xinitrc

lets change some values

joel jaeggli
Last modified: Mon May 1 06:24:38 PDT 2000