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.
Documentation* User manual and tutorial included
- User FAQ available from http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-faq.text
- Online manual available in HTML format from
- Printed user reference manual, reference cards, and Emacs Lisp Programming manual are available from the GNU Press
This is a GNU package:emacs
released on 17 September 2016
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Extensions, plug-ins, or add-ons for this program
|Develock||additional font-lock keywords for the developers on Emacs||http://www.jpl.org/elips/|
|E2WM||simple window manager for emacs||https://github.com/kiwanami/emacs-window-manager|
|Ropemacs||An emacs mode for using rope python refactoring library||https://github.com/python-rope/ropemacs|
|VM||mail user agent for Emacs||http://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/|
|mu/mu4e||maildir indexer/searcher + emacs mail client + guile bindings||http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/|
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv3orlater||Kelly Hopkins||18 May 2010|
|GFDLv1.3orlater||Jgay||8 January 2016|
Leaders and contributors
|Sacha Chua||Community liaison|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emacs.git|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 January 2017.
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