How to install GNU Emacs
on Debian

GNU Emacs

GNU Emacs

Alex Murray (alexmurray)

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.

Stable releases of Emacs are published to the latest/stable channel. These are built by Launchpad using this recipe https://launchpad.net/~alexmurray/+snap/emacs/ which provides full build logs for build transparency.

Snapshot builds of Emacs git are published daily to the latest/edge channel. These are built by Launchpad using this recipe https://launchpad.net/~alexmurray/+snap/emacs-snapshot/ which provides full build logs for build transparency.

Details for GNU Emacs

License
GPL-3.0+
Last updated
22 October 2019

Enable snaps on Debian and install GNU Emacs

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

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Enable snapd

On Debian 9 (Stretch), snap can be installed directly from the command line:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Install GNU Emacs

To install GNU Emacs, simply use the following command:

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