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1 # Kill-9's Emacs things
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3 Emacs (short for Editor MACroS) is a text editor[^1] made by some
4 weird guy in the late 70s, and had too many implementations, such as
5 Xemacs, Freemacs, µEmacs (microemacs). in 1984 (lmao), the GNU project ~~stole~~
6 rewrote the original Emacs code and the most used version of Emacs was
7 born: GNU Emacs.
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9 # Installation
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11 Windows users: <https://ftp.rediris.es/mirror/GNU/emacs/windows/> (Or their nearly GNU mirror)
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13 Mac Users: brew install emacs, I guess.
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15 GNU/Linux users: probably the "emacs" package on your distro's repos
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17 BSD users: pkg install emacs, probably? or check /usr/ports
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19 Plan 9 users: What are you doing here?
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21 # Other versions of Emacs
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23 As mencioned above, there are other versions of emacs, most of them
24 are obsolete (Xemacs for example). µEmacs is the emacs version used
25 by Linus Torvalds[^2] I do not recommend to use it. If you want to use
26 a mini Emacs, you should try [Zile](https://gnu.org/software/zile) or
27 [Jed](http://www.jedsoft.org/jed/). Zile is stupidly minimum while Jed
28 has syntax highlighting and other kind of programs. But not close to
29 real GNU Emacs.
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31 You can find more about Emacs on the sidebar.
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33 **Highly work in progress, please [contribute](https://gitlab.com/qorg11/kill9)**
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35 [^1]: Some people call it a "operating system", but I prefer to call it a Emacs Lisp interpreter.
36 [^2]: <https://github.com/torvalds/uemacs>