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Emacs has a ‘lilypond-mode’, which provides keyword autocompletion, indentation, LilyPond specific parenthesis matching and syntax coloring, handy compile short-cuts and reading LilyPond manuals using Info. If ‘lilypond-mode’ is not installed on your platform, see below.
An Emacs mode for entering music and running LilyPond is contained in
the source archive in the ‘elisp’ directory. Do
install to install it to elispdir. The file ‘lilypond-init.el’
should be placed to load-path‘/site-start.d/’ or appended
to your ‘~/.emacs’ or ‘~/.emacs.el’.
As a user, you may want add your source path (e.g. ‘~/site-lisp/’) to your load-path by appending the following line (as modified) to your ‘~/.emacs’
(setq load-path (append (list (expand-file-name "~/site-lisp")) load-path))