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If anyone has any good resources for learning , I'd love to hear them. I know the basics but not enough yet to make it practical for more than just the occasional text editing.

@hummingrain i was always under the impression that this can only happen through osmosis.

@hummingrain (Okay, learn what works for you... I can't help with emacs though.)

@hummingrain Well, I can't in good conscience recommend the O'RLY book even though I have a copy. Not only does the most recent edition deal with Emacs 21.3, but if you buy it Eric S. Raymond gets a royalty check -- and he's an asshole.

Sacha Chua has all sorts of Emacs-related goodies on her website.

http://sachachua.com/blog/category/geek/emacs/

Her config file is... educational.

@emsenn can probably provide pointers, and if I'm around you can ask me questions as well.

The GNU Emacs reference cards might be handy until you memorize the basic keystrokes.

https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/refcards/

@hummingrain I like to recommend: gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/in

I had been using Emacs for a few years before I found this text, and I still managed to learn some tricks and understood other concepts more clearly.

@hummingrain might help if you clarify what are you looking to do with emacs? programming? PIM with org-mode?

@dekkzz78 Learning to use org mode at all. Programming, definitely. Also some of the "Emacs as OS" stuff, so using it for e-mail, web browsing, etc, in a useful way.

@hummingrain org-mode?

for e-mail look gnus or mu4e

web browsing probably won't work for most sites otherwise eww

Emacs as OS then exwm

@hummingrain To add to what others have said, you might check out Mike Zamansky's series on YouTube: youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9K. Some of it is more intermediate-level, but it'll give you an idea of what's possible. Also for org-mode there's the classic Google Tech Talk by org-mode's creator: youtube.com/watch?v=oJTwQvgfgM

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