When we work with vim, usually it will start with our current home directory. If we want to change global working directory of vim to the current edited file, we can do by executing :cd %:p:h and it will show the directory it changed to. To change only for the current window we can do :lcd %:p:h. I like to use :split command to edit minimal 2 file and :lcd will come handy if we will work on multiple directory also.
Lately im struggling to find how we can access emacs menu bar. Its visible on top of screen but i cant do anything on it. The menu bar can not be clicked by mouse (im installing no x emacs anyway and open it on mate terminal). Alt key will access mate terminal menu bar … hmm so i cant use alt key. Later i tried Esc key and its work. Press Esc then release, then press ` (backtick, key below Esc) and voila prompt will show on the bottom screen. We can browse using arrow key or page up to go to page containing menu link above the prompt. Press enter to execute selected menu or link. Its better not to memorize Emacs key binding and use menu, isnt it ?
Minimum Profit is a text editor for programmer available to download from https://triptico.com/software/mp.html. I accidentally found this software from article related to OpenBSD and the author is the creator of this mp editor. The downloads are available in source and windows executable (Wow).
I managed to compile mp 5.38 on debian 10 using ncursesw driver which is already available on my laptop. Compilation step as follow.
Emacs is an editor, but not just it. Thats what i read on internet. Emacs like in a battle with Vim, another editor. I have play with vi so many years ago, but with emacs it is just recently i learned to use it basic function.
Install it on ubuntu we can choose GUI or terminal version. I like the terminal version because it will be handy during my engagement with VM/Cloud which only can use terminal to manage it.
Open Emacs by typing on terminal emacs and press enter, it will show a welcome page like below.
We can move cursor to a hyperlink and press enter to go to particular subject, like tutorial or manual. Tutorial can also accessed using key combination C-h t, which mean press Ctrl and hold then press h, release keys, then press t. C is Ctrl and M is Meta (Alt/Esc).
I have heard about atom editor from various source and want to give it a try. Manjaro linux have atom package on its repo and i think its a good time to test it. Browse atom.io web site to read more about atom editor.