Getting started with Spacemacs
With Emacs version 25.1 (or greater) installed, simply clone or download the Spacemacs configuration, first moving any existing
~/.emacs.d Emacs configuration out of the way.
Emacs install guide
Use your favourite git client or the following command in a terminal window to clone Spacemacs:
git clone https://github.com/syl20bnr/spacemacs ~/.emacs.d
Using Spacemacs develop branch for latest fixes
The latest updates and fixes are available much sooner if you use the
develop branch of Spacemacs. > In a terminal window, change to the
develop branch using the following commands:
cd ~/.emacs.d/ git checkout develop
develop branch is very stable and its recommended that you use this branch for Spacemacs.
Run Emacs to complete the Spacemacs install
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.
Answer the following questions when prompted in Emacs (just hit
|Evil or Holy mode||Evil|
|Standard or Lightweight||Standard|
|Helm or Ivy||Helm|
Spacemacs will now download all its Emacs packages and this will take 5 to 10 minutes based on your Internet speed.
Once all the packages have downloaded, we recommend you restart Spacemacs,
SPC q r.