Emacs is a harsh way of life

I’ve had a fellow engineering friend quip to me:

Emacs. It’s not just a text editor, it’s a way of life. – Ian Martins

However, it’s sometimes a harsh way of life, because most everything is hidden.

So I was looking up how to change fonts in emacs, since the recent Ubuntu upgrade of X windows gives you square boxes in your emacs. Linked in the title is what I’ve found, and it’s pretty helpful.

I also found a small tidbit about how to search-and-replace with a newline.


to invoke search and replace. And then type whatever you’re looking for. And then in order to replace it with a newline, type:


There you go.


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