Start emacs in terminal-mode

The first text-editor in Linux I ever used was pico. Then I was introduced to emacs and remained using for awhile. Nowadays, vi(m) is my favorite and default text editor of choice. Anyway, the main point of this post is to how to start emacs in terminal-mode instead of graphical mode.

    $ emacs -nw

That’s it. -nw actually does the trick.

Reference: How to get started…

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10 thoughts on “Start emacs in terminal-mode

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  2. ViMac aka Vic says:

    I want to start using the terminal for Unix Emacs but wasn’t sure where to go..Any help would be great? Thxs :-)

  3. -nw stands for no window system. You can find out more by running: man emacs. How to remember it? The next time you want to run emacs in a non-window system mode, what option to use? Of course, nw!

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