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Description Package Manager
Author name of author
Maintainer Dimitri Fontaine
Source https://github.com/dimitri/el-get
Part of Emacs no

el-get is a popular package manager for Emacs written by Dimitri Fontaine. El-get supports many different back ends. The differs with other package managers by not having a central repository for the archival of packages. Instead it uses recipe files which are simply contains pointers to the sources and installation methods.


Add the following into your ~/.emacs :

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/el-get/el-get")

(unless (require 'el-get nil t)
   (lambda (s)

and execute it : M-x eval-current-buffer. This code will check if el-get is already installed, and if not will do so through git (so you need git : apt-get install git).

Basic Setup

Useful Functions

See also

package.el aka ELPA, the Emacs Lisp Package Archive.