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

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Resize terminal Emacs window to fit when resuming a Screen session from larger display in Ubuntu

Whenever I start a GNU screen session running GNU emacs (nw, so in terminal) on my desktop with a large monitor, then resume it on my laptop, emacs still thinks it's on a large monitor. This means as ...
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AUCTeX installation failure “Error occurred processing /usr/share/emacs24/site-lisp/debian-startup.el”

I started to work with Debian Testing on a new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.). I installed Emacs and AUCTeX the 'usual way': sudo apt-get install emacs24 auctex. My .emacs contains (for many ...
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How do I Configure 'org-latex-classes in .emacs?

I use emacs org-mode for keeping track of notes and todos. Sometimes I wish to export notes as a latex file, using the official company style. To get the correct heading styles I run the following ...
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Why do I get a timeout from XEmacs gnuclient on LAN?

I have a running XEmacs (and gnuserv) on host A. I start gnuclient from bash on host B but get a timeout (end of strace output see below). Both hosts are in the file pointed to by $GNU_SECURE_FILE. ...
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How to enable tab complete only in term-line-mode

I have company-mode installed. When I press tab in term-mode, it always calls company-complete. I tried to disable company-mode with (global-company-mode '(not (equal major-mode 'term-mode))) Also ...
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Open file with emacs as administrator on windows

Is it possible to open files as administrator from inside Emacs on windows? In Linux one can use tramp to open as administrator, by opening file with following path (/sudo::/path/to/file)? However, ...
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How can I close all buffers in Emacs?

I often leave Emacs (actually Aquamacs) open and wind up with a lot of buffers cluttering up my auto-complete. I would like to be able to close them all and start fresh. Right now I quit and reopen ...
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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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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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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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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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Emacs 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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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, ...
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Make command line unmodifiable in Aquamacs

I am running Aquamacs on OSX. Let's say I open a shell: M-x-shell I find it annoying that I can press backspace and it will delete the command line prompt > and also that I can delete ...
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Emacs: how to auto-pick the next instead of previous window (pane) on C-x 0

Suppose I have an Emacs frame (what normal people call a window) with three windows (what normal people call panes or frames), and that it looks like this, with the cursor at X: ...
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How to copy the whole line with easy way in emacs?

to copy the whole line, I use : ctrl+k and ctrl+y (restore the kill line) and use ctrl+y to yank it is there any easy way?
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Prevent emacs desktop save from holding onto theme elements

I've been having an odd interaction between desktop save and the theme system. I noticed while trying to set up a custom theme that certain elements weren't matching the theme values. Things like ...
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Gnu Emacs : how to minimize it to system tray?

i've been searching around for a way to minimize to tray or hide Emacs app, i don't really want to close it every time i finish using it nor i want to have it's icon showing on taskbar and "alt-tab" ...
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Suppress appearance of headline tags in pdf export

I have headlines like * Title :tag: in my org file. The :tag: text appears in the pdf export of the org file. I don't want to see the tag-names when I export. How do I ...
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How to input Chinese in emacs of mac ox?

My Mac OS is 10.10.1 My Emacs is : GNU Emacs 22.1.1 Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of Emacs under the ...
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what does emacs without X support means?

I'm going to install emacs for linux mint, I ran synaptic and searched for emacs and then I see Emacs24-nox(without X support). What does emacs without X support means? In what ways is it different ...
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Hide Emacs initial buffer list when opening 3+ files

When I open 3 or more files at once with Emacs, e.g. emacs file-1.txt file-2.txt file-3.txt ... then the initial Emacs view is two panes, one for one of the files, and the other for the buffer ...
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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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How can I get my prompt back after starting Emacs from the command line?

After I type emacs somefile at the command prompt and hit Enter, I don't get my prompt back until after Emacs closes. How can I run Emacs so that I get the prompt back immediately after Emacs starts? ...
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Emacs fails to evaluate .emacs file under Windows

I have following simple .emacs (require 'package) (push '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/") package-archives ) (push '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/") ...
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switching from emacs to Preview of the compiled latex document, resets its display to page 1

I just upgraded to Yosemite but had to reinstall various pieces and this is what happens. I edit my latex document using emacs, and preview its pdf using Preview (auctex is installed, and I compile ...
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Notepad++/other editors: How to view same file in multiple columns with auto scrolling?

Is there any editor that allows me to have two columns, where the second column picks up after the last line of the first column? I don't mean cloning like in Notepad++ where I have two open copies of ...
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Turning on color syntax highlighting in Emacs

I recently installed Emacs 24.3.93.1 on Cygwin. When I first opened code in it, I got a sort of black-and-white syntax highlighting - keywords were white, function names in declarations were black on ...
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Emacs binding keys to commands

I'm following the "trick" described here to add new key bindings to my .emacs file: http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/html_node/efaq/Binding-keys-to-commands.html However, it's resulting in ...
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Microsoft Word file corrupted because I opened it in emacs

So I, being dumb, decided to open my history essay in emacs and tried to edit a word. So I removed a letter from my introduction, and I saved it. The next time I opened the file in word, it said my ...
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Get buffer with all macros expanded in org-mode

I'm trying to troubleshoot some macro expansions in my org-mode file, how to I get a buffer that is the org-source with all org-mode macros expanded?
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Sort structures in file [duplicate]

For example I have file consisting of structures like name = { foo = bar; ... }; So in file there are lots of structures like this. How can I sort them (I'm using vim but emacs is surely ok ...
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Undefine prefix in Emacs

In Emacs, I've become accustomed to using "C-x p" for switching to the previous window. I've recently had to start including a company-wide startup .el file that defines the prefix "C-x p-". I don't ...
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Emacs freezes on long line wrapping of shell / REPL output

I have a constant problem with Emacs that it cannot handle the long line-wrapped printouts in RELP or shell mode. The Emacs process starts running on full CPU and is almost completely unresponsive ...
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How to know which keyboard layout is currently active using cmd in Windows 7 32bit?

Suppose I can switch between 3 keyboard layouts, English, German, and Spanish from the language bar of Windows 7 32bit. What command can be run from cmd to return the value of the current layout in ...
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Directly open remote shell with tramp in emacs

I find that the best to run my shells in remote machines in emacs is using TRAMP (using the ssh command in a local shell does not work for my needs). However, I only know how to run a TRAMP shell if I ...