Emacs (pron.:/ ˈ iː m æ k s /) and its derivatives are a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility. manual for one variant describes it as “the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor.” Development began in the mid-1970s and continues actively as of 2013 Emacs has over 2,000 built-in commands and allows the user to combine these commands into macros to automate work. The use of Emacs Lisp, a variant of the Lisp programming language, provides a deep extension capability.
The original EMACS was written in 1976 by Richard Stallman and Guy L. Steele, Jr. as a set of Editor MACroS for the TECO editor. It was inspired by the ideas of the TECO-macro editors TECMAC and TMACS.
The most popular, and most ported, version of Emacs is GNU Emacs, which was created by Stallman for the GNU Project. XEmacs is a common variant that branched from GNU Emacs in 1991. Both of the variants use Emacs Lisp and are for the most part compatible with each other.
Install Emacs on Ubuntu/Linux Mint
- Open Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)
- Type the commands give below:
sudo apt-get install emacs
Install Emacs on Fedora/other RPM based Linux
- Open Terminal (Application>system tools>Terminal)
sudo yum install emacs
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