Emacs: Run Emacs in GUI or Terminal?

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

If you are wondering whether you should use emacs in terminal or Graphical User Interface, here's some tips.

GUI allows several things that's impossible in terminal.

I can't really think of any real advantage of running emacs in terminal, except it is simpler. It works fine though. I used emacs in terminal from 1999 to 2005.

You can start emacs in terminal by emacs -nw.

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