EMACS -- when emacs (or xemacs) begins, it looks for
and reads a file named .emacs in
your home directory to obtain configuration information.
Save the CS201 recommended version of the .emacs file (note
the leading "dot") in your Unix home directory to get the
- Automtic formatting in accordance
with the CS201 coding style standard
- A working backspace key. Backspace
will now delete to the left of the cursor instead
of invoking "help". It also remaps CTL-X? to be
the new "help" key.
The .emacs file is publicly available in the directory
To copy the file, 'cd' to your home directory and type
cp /afs/umbc.edu/users/s/b/sbogar1/pub/.emacs .
Don't forget the dot (.) at the end... it means copy the
file to the current directory.
last modified on Wednesday, 08-Nov-2006 08:39:38 EST