The GNU Emacs editor
Level of support
NSC will not be able to help you much with this program, either because we lack the in-house experience, or because it is a test installation. In general, these types of installations are untested, and will not be updated unless you send a request to NSC.
Please see the page describing our software support categories
for more information.
You can also contact email@example.com for further information.
GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its
core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp
programming language with extensions to support text editing. The
features of GNU Emacs include:
- Content-sensitive editing modes, including syntax coloring, for a
variety of file types including plain text, source code, and HTML.
- Complete built-in documentation, including a tutorial for new users.
- Full Unicode support for nearly all human languages and their scripts.
- Highly customizable, using Emacs Lisp code or a graphical interface.
- A large number of extensions that add other functionality, including
a project planner, mail and news reader, debugger interface,
calendar, and more. Many of these extensions are distributed with
GNU Emacs; others are available separately.
See the GNU Emacs website for
the ELPA page on emacswiki.org
for more information on how to install Emacs packages in your home
By default, “emacs” will start the version included in CentOS
(23.1.1). If all you want is a simple text editor, this will do
If you want to use the ELPA package repository or want to use Emacs 24
features, load the corresponding module, e.g “module load emacs/24.5”
before starting Emacs.