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Need help getting emacs going to run program for CS I class

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I get an error message saying emacs can be found in the following packages: emacs23, emacs23-nox, e3, emacs23-lucid, jove and that I have to enable them.

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You type emacs? –  psusi Sep 20 '13 at 1:25
    
I get an error message saying "emacs can be found in the following packages: emacs23, emacs23-nox, e3, emacs23-lucid, jove- and that I have to enable them –  user194448 Sep 20 '13 at 1:26
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mentioning that in the first place would have been helpful. Do as it says and install one of the packages. You can use the software center to do it in the gui, or run sudo apt-get install emacs23 on the command line. –  psusi Sep 20 '13 at 1:28
    
This is more an irc or forum question? –  wojox Sep 20 '13 at 2:22
    
This question was indirectly helpful in answering the question "does emacs come preinstalled on ubuntu" –  JFA Jun 5 at 14:02

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First you need to install it (unless it's already installed)

Open a terminal Ctrl+Alt+T
And enter emacs

You may see this

$ emacs
The program 'emacs' can be found in the following packages:
 * emacs23
 * emacs23-nox
 * e3
 * emacs23-lucid
 * jove
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>

Install the package by typing for example sudo apt-get install emacs23

You can now run emacs by typing emacs in a terminal.

Note: emacs is a powerful but not very intuitive editor you will need to learn how to use it. There is a tutorial here to get you started.

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