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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.




Selection from the FSF shop

Free as in Freedom 2.0, by Richard Stallman

Introduction to the Command Line

GNU Emacs Manual, 18th Edition, v. 26.1

An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp, 3rd Edition

All Things Emacs Bundle

Helping the GNU Project and the Free Software Movement

If you have corrections to this entry or questions about it, please contact: mailto:maintainers@gnu.org

"IRC general" IRC general channel

Related Projects

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
ElibLibrary of Emacs LISP functions.https://www.gnu.org/software/elib/
OO-BrowserMulti-windowed interactive object-oriented class browser.https://www.gnu.org/software/oo-browser/
RopemacsAn emacs mode for using rope python refactoring libraryhttps://github.com/python-rope/ropemacs
URLGeneral-purpose URL loading library for Emacs.https://www.gnu.org/software/url/
VMmail user agent for Emacshttp://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/
calcAdvanced desk calculator for GNU Emacs.https://www.gnu.org/software/calc/
cfs-elFrontend for CFS.https://www.gnu.org/software/cfs-el/
mu/mu4emaildir indexer/searcher + emacs mail client + guile bindingshttp://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/



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Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-diffs/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs23-non-dfsg
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-tangents/
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/emacs/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-buildstatus/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs-non-dfsg
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs23
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs-goodies-el
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-orgmode/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-commit/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/emacs/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs24
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-bug-tracker/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs-defaults
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-elpa-diffs/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-gnu-emacs/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/info-gnu-emacs/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/emacs/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs25
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-pretest-bug/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs25-non-dfsg
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnu-emacs/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-emacs-windows/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://arch.savannah.gnu.org/archives/emacs/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-emacs-sources/
Debian (Ref) (R)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/emacs24-non-dfsg
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-devel/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/emacs-bidi/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 24 January 2019.


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