March 28, 2011, 1:58 a.m.
posted by bigfish
Seminal text editor and pseudo-shell beloved by Unix aficionados; can be used for programming tasks, simple word processing, and much more. This editor has cultural significance as one of the core pieces of software offered by GNU Project, The. Emacs was originally developed principally by Stallman, Richard. See also vi.
Shorthand referring to a user’s unique Linux configuration, such as variables that tell the shell where programs are located.