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Stop Org Mode from exporting headline tags

When I setup a headline like the following #+SELECT_TAGS: export ...snip... * A Heading :export: and do PDF export, the :export: text shows up in the heading. How do I suppress this?
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How to prevent emacs loading saved desktop at start?

I know that we can start emacs without opening last session's files and status, start it by: emacs --no-desktop But how do we do that in the init.el file?
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how to set outline-minor-mode heading levels in outline-regexp

I am trying to add a custom heading to program mode, and I want it to be on the highest level and move all other levels down, so I can add more structure to my long script. For example, for python ...
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How to bind CTRL-<home> and CTRL-<end> to beginning/end-of-buffer in Emacs?

Using PuTTY to connect to Linux from Windows and running Emacs: How do I bind CTRL+Home and CTRL+End to beginning-of-buffer and end-of-buffer respectively? I've been searching the web for a while on ...
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Python debugger not stopping at breakpoints

I'm in a linux based development environment where I don't have superuser permissions. My basic issue is that the breakpoints I set in emacs through pdb never work. The debugger never halts at those ...
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How to show git branch in Emacs shell

How can I show the current git branch as part of the Emacs shell prompt? For example, I have this in my ~/.bash_profile (I'm on Mac OSX 10.9 Terminal): parse_git_branch() { git branch 2> ...
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Can I create a link to a specific email message in Outlook?

I use Outlook as my email client at work, but I don't want to use it to manage my tasks and todos. (Instead I use plain text files and Emacs org-mode.) Since many todo items start out as mails in my ...
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Yank plain text in Emacs?

Using Windows 7 / 8, GNU Emacs 24.3.1 I often yank text copied from browser or incoming email. Is there a way to yank/paste as plain text, leaving out special characters? I tried Ditto and Puretext ...
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Emacs equivalent to VIM ci"?

Does emacs have the equivalent of VIMs ci" command? Basically I want to replace the text inside a set of quotation marks. In vim I can ci) or ci] or ci} to "change inner *"...
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How can I run emacs for Mac OS X from command line so it opens up in the GUI emacs?

I have installed “Emacs for Mac OS X” on my Mac running Mac OS X 10.6. How can I run it from a command line to open a file? For example, when I do this: $ emacs aFile.txt It just uses the ...
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Emcas is not recognizing R scripts as commands I could see only text lines [closed]

I am using Emacs for R when I type in R scripts I could see only text lines and not as scripts so eventually I could not able to run. I saved the work sheet with *.R extension. Please help me thanks
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Awesome-wm a signal to rise client when focus received

I've got my Emacs running on a tag worker with server-start launched. I have a file manager opened somewhere else (another monitor for example) and when I open a text file with emacsclient it ...
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How to un-default Emacs on Mac OS X 10?

I’ve installed Emacs 24.4 on my Mac 10, and it took over the “default editor” role from my other editors (TextMAte, for example). How can I revert that without un-installing Emacs? Could not find ...
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Loading org-mode agenda files

I'm having trouble getting Emacs to automatically include files in my org-mode agenda. I want files from two folders included, which I've attempted to do by setting (setq org-agenda-files (list ...
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emacs CUA mode Control-C not working

I have CUA mode enabled for gnu emacs 23.1.1 on RHEL. CTL-V and CTL-X are working just as advertised. However CTL-C does not work. I need to use Meta-w. The problem is my fingers have it so ...
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How to scroll the emacs Buffer List window via the keyboard

After invoking the list-buffers via C x C b we have the Buffers Window in the lower pane of the emacs window What are the shortcuts to toggle between the editor windowand the Buffer List window ...
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How to show buffer list while selecting text in emacs CUA mode

What key combination works for selecting buffers in CUA mode? C-x C-x (rapidly) does not work when text is highlighted: it cuts the text. M-x b does not work M-x M-b does not work
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How to tell emacs gdb to show current code line in the center of buffer?

Using the debugger in emacs is nice: You can step through the code with the next command, and emacs will always show the code line that is currently executed, like this: int x; int y; =>int z; ...
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What's the equivalent of Vim's matchit in Emacs?

With Vim's plugin matchit, you can match not only parens, but also a lot more language structures that come in paris (e.g. , if..end, do..end). Now I'm using Emacs (for fun!), and I wonder if there ...
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How can I select text in the Mac OS X Terminal without a mouse (for copy and paste, emacs)

I am using Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and emacs 23.3.1. In the Terminal I can mark text with the mouse, copy it with CMD-C and paste it with CMD-V. This is all I need and it works great, even within ...
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Copying from Emacs to other tmux pane (code execution for Ipython, sql, bash, etc)?

My preferred setup is running a terminal window with several tmux panes (a couple of shells, and an emacs session). What is the easiest way to send code from the emacs pane to be executed in the shell ...
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Why do random characters appear in terminals in Windows?

I've been programming on Windows for a few years, and there has been an issue that is becoming increasingly frustrating as I have really started to use various terminals in Windows for my development ...
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How to copy and paste between cygwin's vi/emacs and windows clipboard?

I tried to paste what I copied in windows clipboard into cygwin's vi or emacs, and it doesn't seem to work with yy (vi) or M-w (emacs). Is there a way to do it? I learned that /etc/clipboard has the ...
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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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Emacs - kill buffer without prompt

I'm wondering how it can be done, so Emacs doesn't pop the prompt asking me whether I really want to kill current buffer with C-x k shortcut. Interesting thing is that same action done via toolbar ...
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Transpose emacs rectangles

Suppose I have this text: RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ RUN_ and want this one: RUN_A RUN_B RUN_C RUN_D RUN_E I would like to be able to write ABCDE and somehow `transpose' it and kill-yank it as a ...
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emacs: how to indent/unindent region of python code by 4 spaces?

I have a region of python code selected in emacs. What are the most efficient ways to indent and unindent every line in it by 4 spaces? Ideally I'd like something that's not context sensitive (eg. ...
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How to type a Unicode character by its number in Emacs?

How to type a Unicode character by its number, e.g. 0x2E3B for Unicode character U+2E3B (THREE-EM DASH) in Emacs?
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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [closed]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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cscope doesn't work Emacs 24

I installed cscope-15.8a successfully and then I copied the cscope folder into .emacs.d/. I also add the following lines into the .emacs file: (add-to-list 'load-path ...
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How to make Emacs read buffer from stdin on start?

With Vim I can easily do $ echo 123 | vim - Is it possible to do with Emacs? $ echo 123 | emacs23 ... Emacs starts with a Welcome message $ echo 123 | emacs23 - ... Emacs starts with an empty ...
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gnutls.c: [0] (Emacs) fatal error: The TLS connection was non-properly terminated

I'm trying to run emacs 24.4-1 on up-to-date Arch Linux. My dotfiles have gone a bit awry, so I cleared out my ~/.emacs.d/ and put in it an init.el with this content (taken verbatim from here): ...
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How can I make checklist counters accumulate results from subheaders in org-mode?

I want to do something like this in Emacs' Org-mode: * headline [%] ** subheadline1 [%] - [ ] list item 1 - [ ] list item 2 ** subheadline2 [%] - [ ] list item 1 - [ ] list item 2 The ...
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How to indent multiline ruby method chaining code like this in emacs?

I wish to have such indentation: some_object.method_1(args) .method_2(args) .method_3(args) While by default ruby-mode will indent the code like: some_object.method_1(args) ...
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How to select and kill column in Emacs

I want to select a column in emacs and remove it. For example, here I want to remove the word test. This is a test text... This is a test text... This is a test text... In Visual Studio, or ...
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Emacs Dired: copying to the current folder

In Dired, copying is done like "copy the marked files to somewhere else". Is there a way to do this in the opposite direction? That is, in the scenario I imagine I would get a question what to copy ...
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Using Autohotkey for Emacs

I am using emacs in Cygwin and have used Autohotkey to re-map the lefthand 'Alt' key and the lefthand 'Windows' key to be (left)Ctrl and (left)Alt respectively. This means that an emacs sequence like ...
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Tramp Issue in Emacs 24.4 Installed through Homebrew

I recently installed Emacs 24.4 through homebrew through the command brew install emacs --cocoa I need to edit the files in a remote cluster with two step authentication. To do this I save the ...
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Configure emacs to kill/copy region including character under cursor

When I select a region using C-Space, move the cursor, and then C-w kill (or copy) the region, the character under the cursor is not part of what gets killed (or copied). I would like to configure ...
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Emacs Dired: Sorting by time / date as default

In emacs dired-mode, when I press s I can toggle between alphabetical and chronological sorting of files. Usually, I always prefer chronological sorting, but alphabetical sort is the default. How can ...
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Emacs modify quit-window to delete buffer not just bury it

I'd like to make Emacs not just bury a buffer but kill it too when I press q in a *Completions*/*Help*/etc buffer. I can't get the substitute-key-definition function to work. I'm running Emacs24 on ...
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Making emacs emit a sound

While programming I am trying to impose a limit of ~ 80 characters per line. In emacs, is it possible to emit a loud short beep when I cross 80 characters on a line?
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How to make this elisp work? Send STDIN to EMACS

Sending stdin to emacs list this doesn't work: $ ~jsmith/bin/some_script some_arg | emacs -nw I found this elisp code at an older superuser post: # An emacs 'alias' with the ability to read from ...
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How to ignore white spaces in emacs evil surround

I learned from here http://kana.github.io/config/vim/surround.html that yss should operates on the current line, ignoring leading whitespace. But it always includes the leading whitespace on my ...
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Gnus does not delete expired articles

I am trying to use emacs gnus to read my mail. I have read in the documentation (emacs info) that the way to clear away the mail messages is: Mark them as expireable (E) Expire mail articles (with ...
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How to compile predictive mode using Gow instead of Cygwin on Windows?

I want to install the predictive mode for latex in Emacs editor. Since I have windows so I should have the make utility available. I don't want to install the fussy Cygwin (over 100MB), but the much ...
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Avoid unselecting region when copying text in Emacs using cua-mode

Is there a way of not deactivating the mark of a region after copying it to the clipboard? (I'm using Emacs 24.2.90 and Cua-mode.)
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How do I navigate the org-mode clock history menu?

No matter what I try, I can't make (org-clock-in-last) work properly with its menu. The documentation says: C-c C-x C-x (org-clock-in-last) Reclock the last clocked task. With one C-u ...
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Emacs, gdb: How do direct program output to gdb buffer in gdb 2 window mode

Is there a way to tell Emacs 24.3.1 with gdb 7.5 to display the program output in the gdb buffer instead of a separate "** input/output **" buffer? (Displaying it in a separate buffer in 2 window ...
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Repeat command in Aquamacs

I am running ESS on Aquamacs. When I execute a command in the command line I can press esc-p to repeat the line. However, when I execute a command from another buffer and then go to the command line, ...