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Re: Cygwin Emacs

From: Leo
Subject: Re: Cygwin Emacs
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:17:20 +1100


i've had a problem like that years ago on unix machines.

first advice: start the tut by typing ESC x help-with-tutorial or meta-x
help-with-tutorial or so...

second advice: bind the command help to another key i.e. F1.

cu, leooo

"borch" <> wrote in message">
> Hi,
> I (am trying to) use emacs for cygwin running on win2k. Ive used emacs
> before but  long since forgotten the commands. So I just go through
> the tutorial, right? Well thats the problem really. The startup screen
> of this version shows this:
> Get help C-h (Hold down CTRL and press h)
> (...)
> Get a tutorial C-h t
> (...)
> GNU Emacs 21.2 (i686-pc-cygwin)
>  of 2002-11-25 on (...)
> So naturally the first thing i do is press C-h, but to my confusion
> this seems to work like BACKSPACE, and as such does not allow for any
> arguments to be given. In other words typing C-h t merely results in a
> BACKSPACE followed by the character 't'. Now, if i ever find myself in
> a situation where i need to substitute a given character in the buffer
> with the character 't', i will definitely remember C-h t, but in the
> meantime i just need to get to the tutorial. Please help.

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