git clone 'git://github.com/tburette/take-off.git'

A remote web access to emacs

Starts a web server allowing access to emacs through a webpage. Take off from the terminal and make your emacs climb to the cloud.


There is no security in this module at all! If you plan to use this on a non local, secure network you must secure the access yourself. To secure you can use an SSH tunnel, an SSH SOCKS proxy or a reverse HTTPS proxy.


Automatic package based installation

Available in the melpa repository. If not present, add melpa to the list of archives (in your .emacs):

(add-to-list ‘package-archives ’(“melpa” . “http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/”) t)

Download and install:

M-x package-install RET take-off RET

Manual installaion

Make sure the web-server dependency is installed https://github.com/eschulte/emacs-web-server

In your emacs configuration file (.emacs) :

(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/take-off")


To start: M-x take-off-start

You will be asked for a port. Emacs will be available at : http://<local address>:<port>/

To stop: M-x take-off-stop

From elisp code:

(take-off-start <port>)


If the error Caught Error: (void-function symbol-macrolet) occurs you need to execute (require 'cl) before using take-off. This issue is fixed in emacs 24.4.