Shell Emacs

Open-source Shell projects categorized as Emacs

Emacs or EMACS is a family of text editors that are characterized by their extensibility. The manual for the most widely used variant, GNU Emacs, describes it as "the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor".

Top 23 Shell Emac Projects

  • emacs-anywhere

    Configurable automation + hooks called with application information

    Project mention: Ask HN: Do Emacs users feel as stuck without Emacs, as Vim users do with Vim? | | 2023-07-18

    Sure, but there are things you can do to improve this. Browserplugins and others. See for instance:

  • portacle

    A portable common lisp development environment

    Project mention: plain-common-lisp: a lightweight framework created to make it easier for software developers to develop and distribute Common Lisp applications on Microsoft Windows | /r/Common_Lisp | 2023-07-06

    Thanks for your work! I can definitely see how your project improve CL's accessibility. Not sure if you're aware of the Portacle project, but I think there is an opportunity merging two projects together.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • dot

    ☕️ My Dot Files (by folke)

    Project mention: I love this bastard | /r/neovim | 2023-07-05

    I add more stuff on top of LazyVim. See my dots here

  • dotfiles

    Let's be honest: mostly Emacs. (by hrs)

  • org-sidebar

    A helpful sidebar for Org mode

    Project mention: Notion like tree viewer for notes | /r/emacs | 2023-10-06

    Im trying to find any, but everything I have is and which is not what im looking for. Please help!

  • cloudmacs

    Selfhost your Emacs and access it in browser

    Project mention: Looking for a note-taking + PKM solution for my frazzled ADHD brain. | /r/productivity | 2023-05-30

    Things to note: - This is a very self-hosted type of method. You can store your notes in the cloud of course, but there's no "online Emacs" (whelp, nevermind, I stand corrected). - This is a very text-based environment. There are images and whatnot, but Emacs is fundamentally a bunch of text. This is a powerful thing, don't think of it as a downside. Text is the universal interface. - This is going to be a learning experience, both about a new tool and about yourself. You should walk away from Emacs with philosophical questions and a desire to convert the nonbelievers. - You will never feel comfortable using a normal computer again once you experience the pure bliss of a computing environment made just for you. - Do youself a favor and start with David Wilson's Emacs From Scratch series. If you follow that series all the way through, and make your own choices instead of just copying him, you'll be hooked by the end of it. DO NOT try to use Emacs raw and uncustomized, and shame anyone who tells you that you should. - You should look into keybindings, ergonomics, and human physiology (especially about hands). Regular computer stuff with a regular keyboard is hell on your hands, and Emacs will make it worse if you let it force it's arcane keybinds on you. Just define your own keybinds that work for you. Bonus points if you end up with a layered split vertical ortholinear concave thumb-cluster keyboard (I aint there yet because money, but I will eventually build my own custom keyboard).

  • dotfiles

    garden (by neeasade)

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.


    Makefile-like script for linting and testing Emacs Lisp packages

    Project mention: Release v0.6 · alphapapa/ (test and lint Elisp packages) | /r/emacs | 2023-08-28

    Script to easily run Emacs with specified configurations

    Project mention: Has the behavior of the %? escape in capture templates changed? | /r/orgmode | 2023-08-03

    Well, this is impossible to test if you don't say on what version of Emacs you're experiencing this. You could test if it is your configuration by using the lovely with-emacs script to sandbox.

  • dotfiles

    :rocket: @1995parham Linux / OSx configurations files (by 1995parham)

  • dotfiles

    There's no place like ~/ (by seeingangelz)

    Project mention: opening a scratchpad with signs | /r/suckless | 2023-06-18

    is it possible to open a scratchpad via command line? I use the scratchpad patch and I have a scratchpad created to open the st in floating mode, I also have a clickable statusbar with an updates block, which when clicked opens an st ready to update my system. Is it possible to make this command run on the scratchpad I created for the st?

  • emacs-gcc-wayland-devel-builder

    Emacs with native compilation ("gcc") and Wayland support

  • dotfiles

    Dotfiles for my NixOS system based on Dracula theme (by ericdallo)

  • mu-wizard

    mu4e configuration wizard

    Project mention: Switching from Neomutt to Emacs | /r/emacs | 2023-05-08

    I have had an easy time with mu4e and using this to set up the email accounts:

  • ihsec

    ihsec - I hate Switching Emacs Configs - A symlink machine to change your ~/.emacs.d quickly and efficiently.

    Project mention: Easiest Way To Switch Emacs Configs On The Fly? | /r/emacs | 2023-06-18
  • org-recent-headings

    Go to recently used Org headings

  • etc

    My Very Own ~/etc

  • org-popup

    Take notes for emacs org-mode using pop-ups

  • org-auto-expand

    Automatically expand certain Org headings

    Project mention: org-auto-expand: Automatically expand certain Org headings | /r/planetemacs | 2023-10-14
  • teton

    🌄 Dotfiles that make you feel at $HOME.

    Project mention: Emacs bankruptcy | /r/emacs | 2023-03-03
  • dotfiles

    Custom dotfile configurations and settings (by happy-dude)

  • dotfiles

    My Linux configuration files (by kwpav)

    Project mention: dotfiles/ at master · kwpav/dotfiles · GitHub | /r/planetemacs | 2023-05-09
  • exwm-config

    A collection of dotfiles that code for my computational environment, built around emacs with exwm. Designed with FreeBSD and Arch Linux in mind.

  • Onboard AI

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-10-14.

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What are some of the best open-source Emac projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 emacs-anywhere 1,064
2 portacle 673
3 dot 613
4 dotfiles 595
5 org-sidebar 509
6 cloudmacs 473
7 dotfiles 381
8 152
9 151
10 dotfiles 98
11 dotfiles 97
12 emacs-gcc-wayland-devel-builder 90
13 dotfiles 78
14 mu-wizard 73
15 ihsec 66
16 org-recent-headings 49
17 etc 45
18 org-popup 39
19 org-auto-expand 30
20 teton 17
21 dotfiles 15
22 dotfiles 14
23 exwm-config 12
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