2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 4, 2011 3:42 AM by markfromwillaston
sheikly Level 1 (0 points)

how can i install text editor emacs or vi on my macpro?

  • Marek Stepanek Level 2 (290 points)

    It is alreadey on your computer. The Mac OS is running on a unix kernel. Open your Terminal (Applications > Utilities) and enter the following command:


    cd ~/Destop


    vim first_test.txt




    first test


    <esc> :wq




    you will see the new file on your desktop: first_test.txt


    But there are also some binary applications of emacs and vim, which you may install.




  • markfromwillaston Level 1 (100 points)

    If you want emacs and would like a little more GUI bling than the curses-based version shipped with OSX then try Aquamacs. This gives you a Macified version of emacs. It seems to work pretty well.