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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 Help" IRC Help channel
"IRC general" IRC general channel
"IRC development" IRC development channel

Related Projects

  • DVC for Emacs
  • ERC
  • Emacs Common Lisp
  • Flyspell
  • Jade Editor
  • Jove
  • Lahelper
  • Le editor
  • Led
  • Minimum Profit
  • Moleskine
  • NEdit
  • Nonsense
  • Textutils
  • Bbdb
  • Cfs-el
  • E3
  • Emacspeak
  • Lpe
  • Nvi
  • Ved
  • Emacs Wiki
  • Vim
  • MH-E
  • RefTeX
  • Vm

Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program

Develockadditional font-lock keywords for the developers on Emacshttp://www.jpl.org/elips/
E2WMsimple window manager for emacshttps://github.com/kiwanami/emacs-window-manager
RopemacsAn emacs mode for using rope python refactoring libraryhttps://github.com/python-rope/ropemacs
VMmail user agent for Emacshttp://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/
mu/mu4emaildir indexer/searcher + emacs mail client + guile bindingshttp://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/


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

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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