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emacs

The extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor. See also emacsclient. More information: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs.

  • Start Emacs and open a file:

emacs {{path/to/file}}

  • Open a file at a specified line number:

emacs +{{line_number}} {{path/to/file}}

  • Start Emacs in console mode (without an X window):

emacs --no-window-system

  • Start an Emacs server in the background (accessible via emacsclient):

emacs --daemon

  • Stop a running Emacs server and all its instances, asking for confirmation on unsaved files:

emacsclient --eval '(save-buffers-kill-emacs)'

  • Save a file in Emacs:

Ctrl + X, Ctrl + S

  • Quit Emacs:

Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C