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GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing. Chocolatey package source:

To install Emacs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install emacs

To upgrade Emacs, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade emacs


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'emacs'
    $majorVersion = '26'
    $minorVersion = '1'
    $emacsNameVersion = "$($packageName)-$($majorVersion).$($minorVersion)"
    $installDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) + '/' + $packageName
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      unzipLocation  = $installDir
      url            = "$($majorVersion)/$($emacsNameVersion)"
      url64bit       = "$($majorVersion)/$($emacsNameVersion)"
      checksum       = 'd8c1486304462a368911acc4628ba5433d5d6af6a25511504f324a3cd405131b'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksum64     = '995a9da608c8dca75c385769c1c7bf212ac39713c0d14e9af2e718363b5e8264'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $emacsDepsVersion = "emacs-$($majorVersion)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      unzipLocation  = $installDir
      url            = "$($majorVersion)/$($emacsDepsVersion)"
      url64bit       = "$($majorVersion)/$($emacsDepsVersion)"
      checksum       = '4ff9057d4407f2d1149f158a2920acd09c31eff12a09ba25dc1776a3978f41ad'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksum64     = '3501E0C7F31CBF98EF7AC5CBBC8BAE04EF4A72F52B00898965A8D702C4A5FAE7'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    # Exclude executables from getting shim
    $guiExes = @("emacs.exe", "emacsclientw.exe")
    $shimExes = @("runemacs.exe", "emacsclient.exe")
    $guiFilter = "^" + $($guiExes -join "$|^") + "$"
    $shimFilter = "^" + $($shimExes -join "$|^") + "$"
    $files = Get-Childitem $installDir -include *.exe -recurse
    foreach ($file in $files) {
        if ($file.Name -match $guiFilter) {
            #generate an gui file
            New-Item "$file.gui" -type file -force | Out-Null
        elseif (-not ($file.Name -match $shimFilter)) {
            #generate an ignore file
            New-Item "$file.ignore" -type file -force | Out-Null

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Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Emacs 14093 Thursday, June 11, 2015 approved
Emacs 5500 Sunday, November 23, 2014 approved
Emacs 1817 Monday, July 21, 2014 approved
Emacs 300 Monday, July 21, 2014 approved
Emacs 375 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 approved
Emacs 24.3 2334 Wednesday, June 5, 2013 approved
Emacs 24.2 814 Wednesday, September 26, 2012 approved
Emacs 375 Wednesday, May 16, 2012 approved
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