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Original author(s)Russ Nelson
Developer(s)Jim Hall
Stable release
1.6H / October 19, 2008; 14 years ago (2008-10-19)
Operating systemMS-DOS, FreeDOS
TypeText editor

Freemacs is a small, programmable computer text editor for MS-DOS with some degree of compatibility with GNU Emacs.[1] Written by Russ Nelson and later maintained by Jim Hall,[2] Freemacs is currently distributed under the GPL-1.0-only license in the FreeDOS project.[2]

Freemacs' executable binary, in the current 1.6 version, is only ~21k in size. Most features are implemented in MINT (Mint Is Not Trac),[1] whose role is akin to that of Emacs Lisp as used by other implementations of Emacs.

The most recent version of Freemacs is 1.6H, released in 2008.[3] Version 1.6G was released in 1999.[4]


  1. ^ a b Freemacs, an Extensible Editor for MS-DOS
  2. ^ a b "Freemacs". FreeDOS - Software List.
  3. ^ "FreeDOS 1.2 Updates Package - freemacs (Editors)". 2008-10-19. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  4. ^ "Index of /Pub/Micro/Pc-stuff/Freedos/Files/Edit/Emacs".

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