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GNU Emacs
Extensible, real-time editor

Extraordinarily powerful text editor with additional features including content sensitive major modes, complete online documentation, highly extensible through Lisp, support for many languages and their scripts through its multilingual extension, and a large number of other extensions available either separately or with the GNU Emacs distribution.

Runs on many different operating systems regardless of machine. It offers true Lisp, smoothly integrated into the editor, for writing extensions and provides an interface to the X windows system.


* User manual and tutorial included

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC general channel
"IRC irc:// " IRC development channel

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins18 May 2010
GFDLv1.3orlaterJgay8 January 2016

Leaders and contributors

Sacha Chua Community liaison
John Wiegley Maintainer
Eli Zaretskii co-maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support Newsgroup
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer Newsgroup gnu.emacs.sources
Developer E-mail
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Support E-mail
Developer Homepage
Help E-mail
Help Newsgroup gnu.emacs.announce

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.


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