The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding

JackT jackt123 at
Mon Jun 25 02:48:47 CEST 2007

On Jun 25, 12:32 am, Twisted <twisted... at> wrote:
> It looks like there are
> several utterly different pieces of software that have one thing in
> common - the name "emacs"...
> > When you start emacs in a text console, you see this:
> >
> >  Welcome to GNUEmacs, one component of the GNU/Linux operating system.
> >  Get help           C-h  (Hold down CTRL and press h)
> >  Emacsmanual       C-h r
> >  Emacstutorial     C-h t           Undo changes     C-x u
> Really? That is not what I recall seeing. Are you talking aboutemacs-
> the-text-mode-editor, oremacs-the-hybrid-somethingorother-when-you-
> happen-to-run-it-from-the-command-prompt-on-unix? Because I've been
> discussing the former.

Everyone now uses
or a minor derivative of it.

Its official distribution FTP location is

And for the Windows port, the official FTP is here

We don't care about the 1970 version of Emacs,
because of course back then there WAS NO GUI.

- JackT

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