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How do you turn on column-number-mode permanently in emacs?

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$ echo '(setq column-number-mode t)' >>~/.emacs

If you prefer menu-based customization, select Options > Show/Hide > Column Numbers, then Options > Save Options. (This might vary depending on Emacs version.)

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thanks - just what I needed :) – warren Mar 9 '11 at 23:53
I'm not into the menu-bar, if you are't either you can do M-x customize-variable then put in column-number-mode then you can toggle the mode on or off. – Tim Bielawa Mar 10 '11 at 1:12

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