Run Emacs in Terminal vs GUI

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

You can start emacs in terminal by emacs -nw.

GUI can do 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 exclusively from 1999 to 2005.

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