4.1 Section 4.1: A Strategy for Learning Emacs
In the first three chapters of this book, we discussed:
What is Emacs, and where did it come from?
Basic Unix skills and how they relate to Emacs.
Installing Emacs on your own computer.
At this point, you are now ready to begin learning how to use Emacs.
With most text editors, the way to start is to learn some of the basic keystrokes — how to move the cursor, how to page up and down, how to search for a pattern, and so on — and then practice, practice, practice.
With Emacs you need a different strategy. As we discussed in Section 1.3, Emacs is wonderful ...