Skip to content
An Emacs based distribution to help novice users learn emacs and configure it themselves.
Emacs Lisp
Branch: master
Clone or download
Latest commit 3a2eea4 Jul 24, 2019
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
img updated logo, fixed keybinding errors in config, added screenshot to … Jul 24, 2019
LICENSE Create LICENSE Jul 16, 2019 added support for emacs client Jul 24, 2019
init.el Update init.el Oct 25, 2018


What is armacs?

Unlike Spacemacs or Doom Emacs, Armacs does not intend to be a drop in replacement for any mainstream text editor. Armacs is designed with a few things in mind:

  • Encourage understanding how emacs works and write their own config files.
  • Novice users of emacs wouldn’t have to setup basic functionalities.
  • The config isn’t too complicated so that users will be able to make changes to the config without breaking anything.
  • Armacs put first priority to proper documentaion so that the users know what each package/configuration does.

I’m not in a position to spent time on config files at the moment. What are my alternatives?

You are in luck. I have two great options for you. Check both out and pick what works for you:

  • Spacemacs : A community-driven Emacs distribution.
  • Doom Emacs : Doom is a configuration for GNU Emacs. It can be used as framework for your own configuration, or as a resource for fellow Emacs enthusiasts who want to learn more about our favorite OS


CLone this repo into your home folder if the folder is not named .emacs.d, rename the folder to .emacs.d.

  1. If you have an existing Emacs configuration, back it up first:
    cd ~
    mv .emacs.d .emacs.d.bak
    mv .emacs .emacs.bak

    Don’t forget to backup and remove `~/.emacs` file otherwise armacs WILL NOT load since that file prevents Emacs from loading the proper initialization file.

  2. Clone the repository:
    git clone ~/.emacs.d


When Emacs is started, it normally tries to load a Lisp program from an “initialization file”, or “init file” for short. This file, if it exists, specifies how to initialize Emacs for you. Emacs looks for your init file using the filenames ‘~/.emacs’, ‘~/.emacs.el’, or ‘~/.emacs.d/init.el’. Here all the init.el file does is point to the file. All of the actual configuration is done in the ~/.emacs.d/ file.


You can fork the repo and make changes. As I said earlier, documentation is important here so whatever you do make sure you explain what you are doing or your change may not be accepted to the main repo.

Resources to learn Emacs

Youtube Playlists

Single Youtube Video


You can’t perform that action at this time.