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A programmers' text editor and IDE. See emacs(1).

Its icon is a kitchen sink, and there's very good reason for that. It is extensible with its Elisp scripting language, and almost everything you could ever need (including a complete WebBrowser) has been written in ELisp. Emacs is an editor pretending to be an OperatingSystem.

Unix programmers tend to settle on either Emacs or vi(1) as their main programming environment, then pick on each other for their choices.

Mandatory quote:

"Emacs is a nice operating system - it just lacks a good editor."

--Aristotle "Vim is awesome" Pagaltzis

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