The following packages have been uploaded to the Cygwin distribution:
Emacs is a powerful, customizable, self-documenting, modeless text
editor. Emacs contains special code editing features, a scripting
language (elisp), and the capability to read mail, news, and more
without leaving the editor.
This is an update to the latest upstream release. Browse the NEWS
file ('C-h n' within emacs) for changes since the last release.
1. The emacs, emacs-w32, and emacs-X11 packages each provide an Emacs
binary. These are emacs-nox.exe, emacs-w32.exe, and emacs-X11.exe,
respectively, in order of increasing priority. The postinstall
scripts use the 'alternatives' system to create a symlink
/usr/bin/emacs that resolves to the highest-priority binary that you
have installed. Thus the command 'emacs' will start emacs-X11.exe if
you've installed the emacs-X11 package; otherwise, it will start
emacs-w32.exe if you've installed emacs-w32; otherwise, it will start
emacs-nox.exe. Similar remarks apply to emacsclient.
If you have installed both emacs-w32 and emacs-X11 and prefer to give
higher priority to emacs-w32, run the script
You can later restore emacs-X11 as the default by running
2. Install emacs-X11 if you want to use the X11 GUI. You can then
type 'emacs&' in an xterm window, and emacs will start in a new
3. Install emacs-w32 if you want to use the native Windows GUI instead
4. If you have sshd running and want to be able to run emacs-X11 from
a remote machine, you need to enable X11 forwarding by adding the
following line to /etc/sshd_config:
You might also need to have the cygserver service running.
5. The script /usr/bin/make-emacs-shortcut can be used to create a
shortcut for starting emacs. See /usr/share/doc/emacs/README.Cygwin
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