Emacs is packed with an insane amount of cool stuff. With Easter fast approaching1 I cannot help but think of easter eggs (“secret” commands, inside jokes, etc). Let’s see if we can find some in Emacs!


M-x snake


M-x tetris


M-x zone M-x zone-mode


M-x doctor

Butterfly Mode

M-x butterfly2

Final Words

This was a short post (and not particularly instructive I guess), but I hope you’ve enjoyed it. Share in the comments section any Emacs easter eggs you know of, that I haven’t mentioned.

  1. I’m an Orthodox Christian and ours is in the beginning of May this year. 

  2. Refer to this xkcd comics if you have no idea what this is.