Install Emacs 27 text editor Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

Learn the steps to install GNU Emacs 27 text editor on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy JellyFish using the command terminal.

GNU Emacs is a programmable text editor suitable for development. Emacs make it easier to write source code through syntax highlighting and can be customized by the user. Help is available for the tool as well as support for multiple languages. GNU Emacs can also be used to create text documents based on LaTeX.

Apart from that, it is a very comprehensive and platform-independent editor that is extensible by its own Lisp dialect (Emacs Lisp). Since its control is mainly based on keyboard shortcuts, it requires some training in order to be able to use all its possibilities intensively. Due to a high number of plugins, the editor can be used in almost all areas. For example, there are extensions for file management, email and news, IRC, compilations, web surfing, and much more.

Steps to install GNU Emacs 27 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

1. Update Ubuntu 22.04

After adding the repository, run the system update command once to ensure the APT package index is up to date. This will also install all the available updates of Ubuntu 22.04.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


3. Install Emacs27 on Ubuntu 22.04

Once we have added the repository, the installation of Emacs version 27 is super easy. We just need to use the APT package manager to set up this GNU text editor on our system.

sudo apt install emacs

Install Emacs27 on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy JellyFish


4. Run the Text editor

Once the installation is completed, go to Ubuntu’s application launcher and there search for Emacs editor. As soon its icon appears click to run the same.

Run the Text editor Emacs



4. How to update

In the future, if there are some updates available for Emacs, then we can install them using the system update command that is:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade


5. Uninstall Emacs from Ubuntu 22.04

If you think the application is not suitable for you and want to try out some other text editor; then here is the command to completely remove GNU Emacs from Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish.

sudo apt autoremove --purge emacs


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