GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs

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Install latest/stable of GNU Emacs

Ubuntu 16.04 or later?

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Install using the command line

sudo snap install emacs --classic

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GNU Emacs is the extensible self-documenting text editor

Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.

Features include:

  • Content-aware editing modes, including syntax coloring, for many file types.
  • Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
  • Full Unicode support for nearly all human scripts.
  • Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical interface.
  • An entire ecosystem of functionality beyond text editing, including a project planner, mail and news reader, debugger interface, calendar, and more.
  • A packaging system for downloading and installing extensions.

This snap is built via the service from the snapcraft.yaml definition at to ensure source and build transparency.

Details for GNU Emacs

  • GPL-3.0+

Last updated
  • 14 May 2024 - latest/stable
  • 27 May 2024 - latest/edge



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