ECB - the Emacs Code Browser

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This is the user manual for ECB version 1.96.

ECB stands for "Emacs Code Browser" and is a source code browser for (X)Emacs. It is a global minor-mode which displays a couple of windows that can be used to browse directories, files and file-contents like methods and variables. It supports source-code parsing for semantic-supported languages like Java, C, C++, Elisp and Scheme as well as for source-types supported "only" by imenu or etags (e.g. perl, TeX, LaTeX etc.).

Please note: Experienced ECB users find a complete alphabetical list of all commands and user-options in Interactive ECB commands and Customizable options.

The latest version of ECB can always be found at

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