Edit with Emacs

Edit with Emacs

Allow user to edit web-page textareas with Emacs (and other editors).

What is Edit with Emacs?
Edit with Emacs is an extension for Firefox that enables users to edit text areas on their browser using a more full-featured editor, such as GNU Emacs. It works in conjunction with an Edit Server to service browser requests and is compatible with GNU Emacs and Aquamacs. The extension is licensed under GPL v3 and development versions can be found at github.com/stsquad/emacs_chrome.
By: dakra
Users: 249 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.89 (28)
Version: 1.16 (Last updated: 2021-01-13)
Creation date: 2017-12-19
Weekly download count: 3
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • http://penguin.linux.test/edit/*
  • clipboardRead
Size: 338.52K
URLs: Website
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Allow user to edit web-page textareas with Emacs (and other editors).

Edit with Emacs is an extension for Firefox/Chrome(ium) that allows you to edit text areas on your browser in a more full featured editor. It does this in conjunction with an "Edit Server" which services requests by the browser. This is because extensions cannot spawn new processes as a security measure.

The extension packages native elisp version that can be run inside GNU Emacs itself, just follow the instructions from the options page of the extension. It has been known to work with GNU Emacs and Aquamacs (MacOS); it is presently not compatible with XEmacs.

Other example edit servers can be found at the project homepage. There is no reason why other server scripts could not spawn other editors

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User reviews
Relatively simple to install and use in Emacs, (of course on Firefox side it's a click or two.) I can also confirm that it works fine with Emacs-mac on Macos (for at least the last several years of emacs versions).

by Danny Navarro, 2022-03-24

by SmirnoffBG, 2021-11-25
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Risk impact

Edit with Emacs is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Edit with Emacs if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Edit with Emacs has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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