Using Emacs - Setting up the Package Manager
This video will step you through setting up Emacs to use MELPA for packages.
We configured emacs by creating a folder named .emacs.d and creating a file within it named init.el.
Here's the contents of that file:
(setq inhibit-startup-message t) (require 'package) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/")) (package-initialize) ;; Bootstrap `use-package' (unless (package-installed-p 'use-package) (package-refresh-contents) (package-install 'use-package)) (use-package try :ensure t) (use-package which-key :ensure t :config (which-key-mode))
The last two inituse-package clauses install two helpful packages:
- try: let's you try packages without installing them.
- which-key: brings up help on key combinations.
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