Emacs: How to Check Version

By Xah Lee. Date: .

Check Emacs Version from Terminal

In terminal, type:

emacs --version

emacs version 2023-01-25 njjKz
emacs version 2023-01-25 njjKz

Check Emacs Version Within Emacs

type:

Alt+x version

sample output:

GNU Emacs 28.1 (build 52, x86_64-w64-mingw32) of 2022-04-04

Check if emacs is installed (Linux and MacOS)

In linux or Mac terminal, type:

which emacs

This checks if emacs is installed and in your path. It displays the emacs app path.

Check if emacs is installed (on Microsoft Windows)

On Microsoft Windows, press ❖ Window key, then type “emacs”.

or, in PowerShell, type:

get-command emacs | format-list
# or
gcm emacs | fl

[see PowerShell: Find Command]

powershell emacs version 2022-10-05
powershell emacs version 2022-10-05

Emacs Tutorial

Quick Start

Font

Split Window

File

Buffer

Find Replace

Copy/Paste

Unicode

Whitespace

Rectangle Edit

Line Wrap

Shell

View Special File

Editing Brackets

Org Mode

HTML

Emacs Efficiency

Misc