The Emacs text editor, one of the main text editors used on Unix and derivative operating systems.

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org-mode in emacs, press <RET> have no effect

I am trying out org-mode in emacs. Strangely, after hooking org-mode to text-mode, whenever I press <RET> key on headlines, the mini-buffer shows Wrong type argument: stringp, nil And nothing ...
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Emacs: suppress indent after && in shell-script-mode

In shell-script-mode, when a line ends in &&, Emacs will indent the following line. Is there a way to switch that off? (I am concatenating most of my statements with &&. This gives ...
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How to run conemu inside spacemacs (emacs)?

I am trying to replace windows shell terminal which is run from inside spacemacs with SPC a s i I have this in my .spacemacs file (setq explicit-shell-file-name "D:/Program Files ...
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“Mutt hook” to configure the mail text editor (Emacs)

Can I configure Mutt/Emacs such that, depending on the person I am writing to, it configures the text editor with custom commands? More specifically, I would like to set the ispell dictionary to a ...
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Enable EMACS key bindings in Apache pig grunt shell?

Is there a way to enable EMACS key bindings in Apache pig's grunt shell?
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Emacs: How to split, open shell in bottom window at launch?

I tried adding this snippet to my ~/.emacs, but the resulting buffer/window mapping is weird. ;; Open split shell on launch (add-hook 'after-init-hook (lambda () (let ((w (split-window-below ...
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OSX Preview.App instead of xpdf as standard PDF-Viewer for Lilypond in emacs

I think about using emacs for Lilypond-Editing. I run OS X 10.11.3. Questions: Is there a chance to use Apple's Preview.app as a PDF-Viewer instead of xpdf, which is quite slow? Any idea? Is there ...
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Ubuntu virtual terminal cursor style resetting

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and using one of the virtual terminals (TTY[1-6], accessible via Ctrl-Alt-F[1-6]); I want to permanently change the appearance of my cursor from the apparent default, a ...
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Attachment in Emacs org mode

How could I attach Word document in my .org file? I could do it for plain text file but not .doc type. Are the other options to point to Word file in my system other the attaché? Thanks
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Emacs org-mode display time range visually in agenda

I'm looking for a way to get the agenda view in org-mode to 'block out' periods of time for entries with a specified time range. By default it lists items with a specified time range at their start ...
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stty example to change key binding for “Ctrl-z”

I am using cua-mode in emacs, but that overwrites the "Ctrl-Z", which links with suspend job in linux. So, I am thinking of changing the "Ctrl-Z" key binding in linux, and I learned that "Stty" can ...
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Disable 2nd automatic Emacs nag message?

I built and installed Emacs 24.5 on a Banana Pro. I basically followed Minimal emacs24 installation. It was my first time configuring and building Emacs from sources, and all the X, sound, mouse and ...
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Seeing “” (byte-order mark) at the beginning of the first line in a grep buffer

I'm using GNU Emacs 24.3.1 on Windows. When I execute "rgrep", I sometimes see the sequence "" (byte-order mark) at the beginning of the first line in the match. Sometimes I don't. So far, I ...
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Dead tab key in Emacs via Putty in Windows 10

I'm logging into a remote CentOS server using Putty. When I start Emacs, the tab key doesn't do anything. I can't indent lines, and I can't tab separate words/characters. I don't have any special ...
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Display octal escapes as hexadecimal in buffer in emacs

I'm working with a file at the moment that's mostly text (and thus somewhat seemingly-random binary) in emacs, and I find the \270 syntax for certain characters very annoying, as I'm far more familiar ...
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Installing mailutils - interface

I'm trying to install mailutils and ran sudo apt-get install mailutils. It began installing, but now I have the following strange interface that appeared on my terminal: I can scroll up and down ...
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Windows 10 extremely smoothed inner window area

With few applications - either old or open source, I have this problem with OS smoothing inner area of window. Everyting is smoothed. This makes using Emacs-w64 very painful and I am forced to use ...
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emacs --daemon doesn't successfully start the server

I am attempting to set up a systemd daemon for emacs in NixOS. When I added a systemd unit, I noticed that it was continually restarting over and over again. I discovered that this was because when I ...
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Emacs eww cannot access https sites

here's my proxy setup: (setq url-proxy-services '(("no_proxy" . "my-corp-proxy") ("http" . "my-corp-proxy:8080") ("https" . ...
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My Git was disabled after I installed El Capitan 10.11.1

After I installed El Capitan 10.11.1 my Git was disabled. I ran my MacBook Pro and my MacBook Air in Recovery mode (Command+R) and restarted and without "csrutil disable" or without disabling my SIP ...
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Emacs : Jump to the next line with same indentation

Very often, I am stuck searching for the end of loops and methods and classes and end up sifting through all the code which is both time-consuming and frustrating. I would rather skip to go to the ...
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What is a sparse tree in Emacs

I tried to find out what a sparse tree means in Google in vain. Can someone just point me in the right direction to find out the meaning of sparse tree. I'm learning org-mode in emacs, where I came ...
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Unix - remove file with pound signs around it

I am using SSH to another terminal with very limited disk space. upon typing ls I see a file called #korpus.txt#. I suspect this file is an emacs buffer, but upon running emacs and trying to kill it ...
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emacs pinky map space to ctrl on mac

So I am starting to use emacs and I do touch typing. I am on mac but I use external keyboard. I am not getting problem using L-CTRL key but for R-CTRL key I use pinky and it hurts after a hour or so. ...
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Can Emacs be set up to display Python code in Python mode and display docstrings in ReST mode?

I often edit Python code in my Emacs and have it set up to display Python files in Python mode. I often find myself formatting dosctrings as ReStructured Text and I was thinking that it would be great ...
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How can I enable cursor scrolling via mousewheel in emacs with urxvt?

mouse-wheel-mode is enabled in emacs, however the cursor does not scroll as it had in other terminal emulators, on other distros. I've done a lot of digging and cant seem to find the answer. Again I'm ...
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What is alt+s doing to emacs in remmina/vnc?

I am connecting to a centos system at work using vnc. The work server runs vncserver and I run remmina on my two local Ubuntu laptops (12.04 and 14.04). On either laptop, I can connect to the vnc ...
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Howto Emacs nyan-mode image in console

I have emacs’ nyan-mode working in my OS X desktop emacs (24.5). But I’d very much like to get that working in my console emacs. I’m using: Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (precise), in a Vagrant VM. (OSX) ...
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Opening multiple files in Aquamacs on startup via elisp

Running Aquamacs emacs on a Mac, OS X 10.11; in my .el file I have (find-file "~/file1") (find-file "~/file2") On startup, Aquamacs will open both files, but in separate windows. My question ...
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How to install magit on emacs <24.4

I am using emacs version <24.4, and since I don't have root permissions on the system, I can't upgrade to a newer version. While trying to install magit, I get the following error: Package ...
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How do I make emacs-key-bindings work everywhere in linux

I am just tired of reaching for the home and arrow keys. There is a windows hack: http://www.davesquared.net/2008/02/emacs-key-bindings-everywhere.html How can we achieve that in linux? The ...
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Swapping CTRL-CAPS on Windows 10

I've been able to remap CTRL-CAPS on previous versions of Windows (XP and 7) by using this tutorial. Perhaps the scancodes are different for Windows 10. I'm not sure. Whatever the reason, this method ...
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Is it possible to skip kerberos kinit & aklog? I want to use tramp/sshfs

I've been given access to a remote system. I've been instructed that I have to execute kinit and then aklog every time I log in. I am not sure what is the reason for it (I have read the kinit is ...
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Moving an archived task back out of archive file into working file

In Org-mode, how do I search in my archive file and move an archived task (C-c C-x C-s, org-archive-subtree) back into the main org-mode file? I have some tasks which occur on an intermittent, ...
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libgnutls.so.26 no such file or directory

I upgrade my Debian jessie and, when I try to open Emacs, It send me this error: emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libgnutls.so.26: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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view xml file in emacs

I'm using Cygwin xEmacs 24.5. My goal is to view xml file nicely formatted. First I opened it using nxml-mode or xml-mode and it was OK to view it. Then I somehow 'played' with schema and I assume I ...
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Emacs package “flycheck” missing after relaunch

Every time I exit and relaunch emacs, the flycheck package is missing and needs to be reinstalled manually with package-install. All other packages that I have installed are working fine. This issue ...
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change .emacs in linux

I'm trying to change my .emacs file, which I think is placed in my Home directory as .emacs.d, however, I don't know how to add my directory to this file. I tried with vim, but it didn't work and my ...
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emacs term-mode redraws prompt when backspacing inside executables

I am reliant on emacs (version 24.4.1 on Debian) term and ansi-term modes. They normally work just like xTerm for me, but when running an interactive program that has a prompt (like the node.js ...
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Editor for 'git bash' on Windows (editor for mingw/msys+mintty)?

I am using 'git bash' for Windows (from 'git for Windows') which in turn consists of mingw+msys and a mintty. This mingw installation contains a 'vi' editor which works in the mintty. Good. ...
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How do I get autocomplete for multiple entries in an org-mode capture template?

I'm using Emacs org-mode with capture templates extensively, but one thing is still irking me: I can't get autocomplete for multiple entries in prompts, except for tags. Considering the following ...
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emacs flyspell save word to file being checked

In the past, I saved special words in the file being checked (as comments). I no longer can work out how to do this. I remember there was an option when checking a word: add to global dictionary, add ...
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Transposing phrases in Emacs

If I have phrases of the form: blood oranges, green grapes, and Arkansas Black apples tigers and bears and lions paper or plastic curly, moe, and larry Is there a library or tweak to transpose ...
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How to get global tab-width in spacemacs?

Brand new to emacs and spacemacs. Hoping to learn the ropes. I have added the following lines to my .spacemacs file: (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) (setq-default tab-width 2) (setq-default ...
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Guarding init modifications for both emacs23 and emacs24?

I have some emacs commands cribbed away and copy/paste them into ~/.emacs when needed. I want to add a code-folding macro, but the macro appears to be different for emacs23 and emacs24. The next two ...
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What does this emacs error mean?

An error has occurred while loading `/Users/JaydenXu/.emacs': Symbol's value as variable is void: ... To ensure normal operation, you should investigate and remove the cause of the error in your ...
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matlab-emacs doesn't open a file for edit (2014b)

I downloaded and installed the matlab-emacs project from http://matlab-emacs.sourceforge.net/ using the dl_emacs_support.m script and edited my .emacs file according to the instructions. When I run ...
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How to quit reverse-i-search without moving the cursor?

In Bash, I often encounter below situation when doing reverse-i-search (using emacs keybinding in Bash): (reverse-i-search:ccc) aaa bbb |ccc ddd I am in the middle of reverse-i-search for 'ccc', and ...
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Emacs in a Debian 8 chroot environment?

I'm working with a Debian maintainer on a failed self test for a software package under ARMEL. The maintainer was kind enough to help me duplicate his environment. When I attempt to add ...
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How to input S-M-RET for emacs in OS X?

Trying to use org-mode, having iTerm2 with left option as +Esc. Also, in iTerm2's setting I put alt+shift+return as Send^[[1;2E; In ~/.emacs, I have (define-key input-decode-map "[1;2A" [S-up]) ...