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Emacs rmail and gmail (IMAP) and google contacts

It's been a few years since somebody asked http://stackoverflow.com/questions/66132 So, I'll ask it again. Despite several google searches and having a look at the rmail website and the Emacs ...
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Apply and display subtask schedulings/deadlines in org-mode checklists

Org-mode has a nice way to track task completion with nested checklist items: - [-] job 1 - [X] task 1 - [ ] task 2 I often need to do something like this, though: * big job - [-] job 1 - ...
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replace shift > generated tab with spaces in emacs win32

I am using emacs win32 on cygwin. and I encountered this commonly seen 'replace tab with space ' issue on emacs. but slightly different. I have configured like this: (setq tab-width 4) (setq ...
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S5 controls and formatting seem to be messed up in org-mode 8 exported presentations

The new org-mode exporter uses ox-s5.el, which still has no documentation up at the Emacs Wiki. On the other hand, there is HELP link that appears in exported org files: Unfortunately, none of ...
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Emacs — how to press C-d in Eshell to exit cat file creation

How do I use the Control key while using Eshell to send that command to the remote server -- e.g., when creating a cat file and I need to press Control+d to save and exit, or when using Nano edit and ...
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Gnu/Linux learning curve, resources and frustration. Experts, please advice [closed]

I am trying to learn GNU/linux or the unix architecture/pipeline for a computing platform. I feel like everything i try to learn has an unbearable learning curve. I wanted to switch to linux emacs ...
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Specify the shell variant in Emacs local variables for the file

How can I specify the shell variant for a file in that file's Emacs local variables, when the file is not a standalone program? Emacs allows me to specify that a shell include file should be opened ...
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Reload minor mode in .dir-locals.el

In .dir-locals.el, I can only set variables to values, I can't call functions. However, after the following code is executed, I need to disable and then re-enable whitespace-mode: ((nil . ...
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Can I fix the width of a column in an org-mode table?

As a graduate student, I use org-mode to keep track of articles for a lit review. I love tables for their organization, but by default org-mode spreads out tables to fit the content of its fields. How ...
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Loading speedbar on emacs startup

I use emacs 23.3.1 on ubuntu 12.04. I installed speedbar on it. The emacs init file looks like this : ;;; Emacs Load Path (setq load-path (cons "~/emacs-config" load-path)) ;; speedbar in the ...
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Don't show tabs in Emacs whitespace mode

Normally, I use spaces for indentation, but for a specific project I'm working on the convention is tabs for indentation. So I've made a .dir-locals.el file that looks like this: ((nil . ...
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Where should I install Emacs on Windows 7 as a standard account without admin priviliges for LaTeX pdf output?

I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the /Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have ...
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Emacs evil-mode yank and paste entire lines

In Vim I can do this: Example text (cursor is on the semicolon): void test(){ corner[0]=23; } In Vim, the command ddP... results in the following change (cursor ends up on the first c): void ...
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org-mode 8 async export process fails

The new org-mode exporter has an asynchronous mode which seems pretty cool. However, I can't seem to make it work: Initializing asynchronous export process Process 'org-export-process' exited ...
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Compiling pdfs from LaTeX in emacs

I'm using auctex in Emacs, and call C-c C-c. This compiles me a DVI, which looks great, and is exactly right, and also a PDF which... doesn't - it essentially has none of my text or formatting, and is ...
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yas-snippet-dirs is not a directory

I've just installed yasnippet, and added the following to my .emacs: (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/plugins/yasnippet") (require 'yasnippet) (yas-global-mode 1) However, on startup, ...
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Cannot run auctex on emacs

I installed auctex via M-x package-install. I then added this line to my .emacs file: (require 'auctex). However, upon startup, Emacs complains that error: Required feature `auctex' was not provided. ...
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how to cd to pwd of emacsclient when exiting

Can someone provide a hook to change directory into the current directory of emacsclient when exiting emacsclient? I often navigate to some files via terminal, pop open emacsclient to edit some ...
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wrap for unspaced languages in emacs

Emacs has a nice wrapping mode called visual-line-mode that is pretty good at sensibly wrapping text. However, it depends almost completely on spaces, which causes the below failure in unspaced ...
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How to define variable in .emacs file?

It is my .emacs file: (setq load-path (cons "/usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R16B02/lib/erlang/lib/tools-2.6.12/emacs" load-path)) (setq erlang-root-dir "/usr/local/Cellar/erlang/R16B") ...
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Hang on jabber-connect in emacs

I use jabber.el to connect to my work chat server from within emacs. This was working until recently, but now when I run jabber-connect it hangs after prompting for my JID. Emacs locks up until I ...
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How to stop ido-find-file from looking at my file's contents?

I use ido-find-file in emacs (through the "emacs starter kit"). There is one drawback I've found, namely that it uses the location in the file I'm currently editing as an extra hint. In some cases, ...
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Going back to previous location after following link (org-open-at-point)?

Is there an Emacs function to go back to previous location after I follow an Org link? I usually use bc-set from the breadcrumb.el package, but I'd prefer something builtin from org-mode.
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Gnus auth with username being prepended to domain

I'm trying to solve the problem of Gnus asking you to type a username which it then prepends to the IMAP domain, i.e. preventing Gnus from making username typed at prompt [email protected] into ...
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ispell in emacs exits with error code 2 after upgrading emacs

I recently upgraded my emacs to version 24.3.1 on ubuntu (I had a lower 24 version before). I first purged the old version and the installed the current version to get a clean update. Since, then ...
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How do I send Ctrl-; in iterm2?

How can I send Ctrl+; in iterm2 (emacs)? There seems to be a solution here, here and here These are close to what I want, but I am still unable to make it work.
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In Emacs on my Mac, how can `Compile Command` see PATH set in ~/.bashrc?

In Emacs v23.4.1 on my Mac OSX Mavericks, how can Meta-x compile see $PATH for bash as set in my ~/.bashrc? Right now, PATH=/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin whereas in a normal shell it is ...
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GNU emacs on ssh and auto-save

I encountered problems of dropped ssh session, which is quite frustrating. I first open up a terminal, and using ssh to login to a remote machine running Ubuntu Linux 13.04. Then in that ssh session, ...
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Emacs: what is the most efficient way to remove the quote?

This is the text I am working on: is_check_point(9) -> {yes, ['{0,20}', '{3,23}', '{6,26}', '{27,47}', '{30,50}', '{33,53}', '{54,74}', '{57,77}']} I have text like the above repeated for ...
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Move existing articles to another group in Gnus

I set up nnmail-split-methods to separate mail coming from my mailing list from anything else: (setq nnmail-split-methods '(("vladimir.lenin" "From:.*vladimir\.lenin") ...
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Idiomatic way to reply to Google Groups mailing list with Gnus

I'm subscribed to a mailing list on Google Groups. Before, i used to reply to people outside mailing list by pressing r (gnus-summary-reply). For list this is no good — the reply is sent directly to ...
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Emacs adding strange characters at the beginning of files

I have an issue with my emacs. Sometimes, when I save and quit a file, emacs adds some characters at the beginning of my files like : B1;2802;0c EDIT : (answer to Drew) 1 and 2 : I don't know, I ...
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Auctex View works or does not depending on how I launched Emacs

I try to open a PDF in Skim from Emacs (via Auctex's View command) on MacOSX Mavericks 10.9.2. When I open Emacs.app by double-clicking or through Spotlight, it fails. Nothing happens. There's no ...
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How to get “long press for international chars” in Emacs on Mac OS X

I recently started using Emacs, and so far it's quite good. Since I have to type a lot of international characters, I got used to Mac's way[*] of entering them (for example, press "a" and wait until ...
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How can I see (on my local display) emacs (and other graphical apps) running on a VPS?

Original Question posted on StackOverflow by mistake. The VPS is running CentOS 6.x It looks like this post is highly relevant, but neither -Y nor -X worked. (As an I do trust the remote server, but ...
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Emacs can not be closed, because it cannot save customizations

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Cannot save customizations; init file was not fully loaded") signal(error ("Cannot save customizations; init file was not fully loaded")) error("Cannot ...
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Why does emacs start out with such a goofy tab spacing here?

This appears on a Linux version of emacs 24.3.1. Fire up a buffer, enter octave-mode (you may need to install from package), and enter something like this: function foo = bar(x,y) Now, if you go ...
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Predictive mode Emacs

I installed predictive mode in emacs. After doing M-x predictive-mode I get the following error Symbol's function definition is void: run-hook-wrapped and I can no longer type in the buffer. Any ...
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Modify an existing link in org-mode with mini-buffer prompts

Is there a way to modify an existing link in org-mode with mini-buffer prompts? Modifying the link syntax as it was written seems to be really fiddly and unpredictable because of emac’s URL hiding ...
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Keep the emacs BROWSE file up to date while editing

I'm trying to use a source browser for a c++ project without using a big IDE. My current favorite text editor is emacs. I found a solution that fit well to my needs which is the ebrowse (not ...
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emacs C-/ behaves like delete instead of undo

I have installed emacs24-nox on a temporary instance of Ubuntu (on a VmWare Player virtual machine that I am not going to keep for long). I have run emacs to edit an Apache2 configuration file ...
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Have fill-region break Python code into multiple lines to stay under 80 columns in Emacs

How can I get Emacs' indent-region command to re-indent def foo(): my_favorite_object_ever = ObjectConstructor(cool_parameter=4, not_cool_parameter=5) as def foo(): my_favorite_object_ever ...
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Emacs: How do I use flymake-cursor in Evil's normal mode?

I'm a Vim fan trying out Emacs with the Evil mode. After configuring FlyMake to use the flake8 command, I have nearly the same editor configuration in Emacs that I'm used to in Vim. The only problem ...
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emacs can't handle Hyper_L modifier inside a terminal

I remapped my capslock key to Hyper_L using xmodmap. when i use the hyper modifier to define new bindings in emacs like (global-set-key (kbd "H-n") 'backward-char) it works when emacs is launched ...
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How to read global-set-key in .emacs file

from http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/WhiteSpace, it has this setting to (global-set-key "\C-c_w" 'whitespace-mode) (global-set-key "\C-c_t" 'whitespace-toggle-options) (global-set-key "\C-c=w" ...
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Different font size when running emacs and emacsclient

In my .emacs file, I setup font size like: (set-default-font "Source Code Pro 10") If I run emacs as standalone program, i.e. emacs aFile.c, the font size looks correct. But if I run emacs using ...
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Lisp error: (error “Lisp nesting exceeds `max-lisp-eval-depth'”) when using cl- functions

I recently moved computers and upgraded to Emacs 24.3 (from 24.2) yesterday. Since then, I have been receiving what is essentially a stack-overflow error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Lisp ...
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How can I setup emacs to change space to TAB character for indent?

I am writing code for Linux kernel driver. The coding standard said The first rule that everyone needs to follow is to use the Tab character rather than spaces, to indent code. Also, the Tab ...
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Emacs (gui) font resets on startup

I have tried the following at the very end of my Emacs init file: (set-frame-font "DejaVu Sans Mono-6") (set-default-font "DejaVu Sans Mono-6") (set-face-attribute 'default nil :font "DejaVu Sans ...
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emacs -nw and emacs has different background color

In my .emacs, I am using this theme: (add-to-list 'custom-theme-load-path "~/bin/emacs-theme") (load-theme 'monokai t) It works when I open emacs in a standalone window: emacs afile.c. But when I ...