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    what is EMACS??


    hi i am a neeewbie to linux and i was just wondering what EMACS is all about, whats its purpose and function.. is it imortant? and how can it be used?

    thanx for any advice

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    Emacs is a text editor with lots of features that are handy for programmers. It offers syntax highlighting, support for script-language addins, and just about every feature you could think of (and some you couldn't, like Tetris and a digital psychologist). Is it important? Depends on what you want to do with it. If you're just going to do quick editing of text files it's a bit of overkill.
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    what is EMACS??

    thanx for help
    not sure i will eva use it but at least i know what its for now

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    Yeah. Emacs is good. I think I downloaded it when I reinstalled Ubuntu. I really should check. But it's useful for HTML and stuff like that instead of the text editor.

    Edit: I said HTML. I ment C++ whoops.

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