A sample .emacs file
A Sample .emacs File ; Robert J. Chassell 6 December '85 simplified 9 January '86 Jerome E. Puzo ; This is a sample .emacs file for GNU Emacs on a Vax running BSD 4.2 Unix. ; Lines that begin with a semi-colon are comments not executed by Emacs. ; TEXT MODE AND AUTO-FILL-MODE ; The next two commands put Emacs into text mode and auto-fill-mode ; when Emacs starts. They are designed for writers who want to start ; writing prose rather than code. ; A programmer might want to enter Lisp mode or C mode. (setq default-major-mode 'text-mode) (setq text-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill) ; Sample KEY BINDINGS for a Z-29 terminal ; These functions show how to bind keys to commands. ; The keyboard commands continue to work: for example, you can go ; forward by word either with the right arrow key or with
. ; If you do not know what meta sequence a function key returns, ; you can use the `describe key' function: type control-h k and then ; the key. Emacs will tell you the meta sequence and any commands ; to which the key is bound. ; note: \e indicates the esc character (global-set-key "\eT" 'backward-kill-word) ; function key F2 (global-set-key "\eU" 'kill-word) ; function key F3 (global-set-key "\eD" 'backward-word) ; function key left-arrow (global-set-key "\eC" 'forward-word) ; function key right-arrow (global-set-key "\eB" 'scroll-up) ; function key up-arrow (global-set-key "\eA" 'scroll-down) ; function key down-arrow (global-set-key "\eJ" 'forward-sentence) ; function key erase-key (global-set-key "\eH" 'backward-sentence) ; function key home-key (global-set-key "\eP" 'goto-line) ; function key F6 ; Example of how to specify control key: ; to redefine control-y to go to the start of the line (like control-a) ; (global-set-key "\C-y" 'beginning-of-line) ; Example of how to cancel a key binding: ; (global-unset-key "\C-y) ; UPDATING EMACS ; After writing a function in your .emacs file, you can send the ; changed information to the rest of emacs by entering meta-control-x . ; This command finds the function around or following the point. ; As soon as you do this, you can begin to use your new function.