Getting started with Spacemacs

With Emacs version 25 installed, simply clone or download the Spacemacs configuration, first moving any existing ~/.emacs.d Emacs configuration out of the way.

Use your favourite git client or the following command in a terminal window:

git clone --recursive https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs ~/.emacs.d

Then run Emacs as normal. Spacemacs will start installing a few key packages and then go on to ask you how you want your Spacemacs.

Installing Emacs

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Ubuntu

Emacs is available via the Ubuntu software manager. Install the package called emacs25. Do not install the emacs package as its an earlier version of Emacs that is no longer supported.

sudo apt-get install emacs25

MacOSX

Install from Emacs for MacOSX or via Homebrew

brew tap railwaycat/homebrew-emacsmacport
brew install emacs-mac --with-spacemacs-icon  # OR, brew cask install emacs-mac
brew linkapps

Windows

Download GNU Emacs for Windows and Unzip the zip file preserving the directory structure.

Run bin\runemacs.exe or alternatively, create a desktop shortcut to bin\runemacs.exe and start Emacs by double-clicking on that icon.

MSYS2 on Windows

Install Emacs (64bits build) with the following:

pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-emacs

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