Learning GNU Emacs

Errata for Learning GNU Emacs

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page xxi
The text before the figure: "Type: emacs myfile," "myfile" is now

in italics rather than bold.

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page xxii-xxiii
The following information was added the preface

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Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
Printed
Page 16

In the second to last paragraph, line 3 used to read: "...gives a you..." It now reads: "...gives you..."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 24
Figure 2-2: The cursor location for ESC e (forward-sentence) is

now located between "galleys." and "On" in the same line as the "Initial cursor position".

Anonymous    Feb 01, 1999
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Page 35
para. -2, lines -5 through -3: Deleted this sentence

"Note that the character under the cursor is not considered part of the defined region, since the point is conceptually right before the character the cursor is on."

Anonymous    Feb 01, 1999
Printed
Page 56

{56} Table 3-2, row -1: "C-rx" now reads "C-r"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
Printed
Page 89
4th line,

~/novel/memos; now reads: ~/novel/memo;

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 89
At the end of the fourth line

"...your empty buffer memo is associated with the ~/novel/memo" now reads: "...your empty buffer memo is associated with the ~/novel/memos"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2001
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Page 119
Code line 1 (middle of the page)

(setq shell-file-name "pathname for bash") now reads: (setq explicit-shell-file-name "/bin/sh") ("/bin/sh" is not italicezed.)

Anonymous    Feb 01, 1999
Printed
Page 124

The code near the bottom of the page used to read: (add-hook 'comint-output-filter-functions 'comint-watch-for-password prompt) It now reads: (add-hook 'comint-output-filter-functions 'comint-watch-for-password-prompt) The dash (-) before "prompt" was required.

Anonymous    Jan 01, 2000
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Page 183
Table 6-9, column 1, line -4

"Exit without savingx" now reads: "Exit without saving"

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 266
Table 9-4, column 1: "TEX" (with the low "E") now reads "TeX"

(the menu bar uses "TeX").

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 268

There's a backslash missing in line 19, which works when it reads: (setq auto-mode-alist (cons '("\.html$" . html-helper-mode) auto-mode-alist))

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 269
Code sample 2, line 2

"<a href="http://www.merryold.co.uk/~chuck/">Charles Dickens &lt; now reads: "<a href="http://www.merryold.co.uk/~chuck/">Charles Dickens &lt; (add a before the last ")

Anonymous    Feb 01, 1999
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Page 326
Line -1

"ESC x c-select-style" now reads "ESC x c-set-style"

Anonymous    Feb 01, 1999
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Page 327
changed "add-hook c-mode-hook" to "add-hook 'c-mode-hook" (added

missing backtick)

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
Printed
Page 329
same change as above

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
Printed
Page 331
same change again, except to "c++-mode-hook"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998
Printed
Page 387

First code block, first line read: (add-hook mode-name-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'mode-name- hook and the first line of the third code block read: (add-hook edit-picture-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'edit-picture-hook

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 388

Middle of the page, first line of code read: (add-hook nroff-mode-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'nroff-mode-hook

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 389

First line of code read: (add-hook c-mode-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'c-mode-hook and the second code block began: (add-hook c++-mode-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'c++-mode-hook {390 First line of code read: (add-hook c++-mode-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'c++-mode-hook and the second code block began: (add-hook c-mode-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'c-mode-hook

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
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Page 391

4th line read: (add-hook c-mode-hook it now reads: (add-hook 'c-mode-hook

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 451
Add to end of the first paragraph

Note that you type ESC-x set-variable to set a variable for the current Emacs session; permanent settings must be placed in the .emacs file.

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 469
2nd bullet item, second sentence

A few commands . . . ESC : (for open-dribble-file "filename") saves . . . , and ESC : (for open-termscript "filename") saves . . . . It now reads: A few commands . . . ESC : (open-dribble-file "filename") saves . . . , and ESC : (open-termscript "filename") saves . . . .

Anonymous    Jun 01, 1999
Printed
Page 517

downcase-word (see ESC d) should read: downcase-word (see ESC l)

Anonymous   
Printed
Page 532
in entry for "words, wrapping": changed "auto-file" to "auto-fill"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1998