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