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

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Launch emacs with ediff-files (of ediff-directories) from command line

I would like to launch emacs to ediff either files or directories. For example, I'd like something like: emacs -f ediff-files file1 file2 But when I do this, it doesn't take file1 and file2 as the ...
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Emacs org-mode org-capture: at beginning of headings?

Is it possible to use org-capture in Emacs org-mode so that captured sub-headings are put at the beginning of a section? How to control this behaviour?
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Emacs: failed to install ELPY

I tried to install ELPY package for python development in Emacs. I followed instructions from here: https://github.com/jorgenschaefer/elpy Yet I kept getting this error every time I start Emacs: ...
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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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Remember search/replace strings across sessions

Is there a setting in emacs to remember the search/replace string across multiple sessions? %> emacs -nw fileA %> emacs -nw fileB should automatically replace X with Y (without having to enter ...
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In emacs edit section of file as if it was a separate file

For some tasks I prefer single big files over splitting a project (say: a LaTeX report, a medium-sized python script) into separate smaller files, e.g. for easier searching and search-and-replace. ...
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screen+emacs conflict on ESC key

I have a problem in running emacs -nw inside a screen session. In this setup, pressing ESC followed by any key behaves like pressing CTRL+KEY together. For example, pressing ESC followed by k will ...
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How to stop Putty grabbing Ctrl + Page Up/Down?

Putty grabs Ctrl + Page Up/Down as shown here. How to stop Putty doing so? I have configured Emacs to jump between section comments using Ctrl + Page Up/Down. It works fine with Linux but on Windows ...
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Emacs Latex mode error "symbol's function definition is void : latex/setup-keybinds

I get this error when I try to load the .tex files in Latex or Tex mode. symbol's function definition is void : latex/setup-keybinds Checked all files but dont know why error is coming as ...
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Emacs — sort - usefulness of side effect modifying initial list [closed]

Is there any usefulness of the side-effect of the function sort, which modifies the initial list? The modified list is different than the result of sort: (let* ( (initial-list '(3 2 4 1)) ...
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Package dependencies in emacs

I'm trying to install js2-refactor mode using package-install inside of emacs but I'm getting a dependency error: package-compute-transaction: Need package `yasnippet-20130218', but only 0.9.0.1 is ...
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Emacs — tree-view libraries that show date modified, size, permissions, etc

I have modified ztree-mode to provide a tree-view with a few of the dired-mode features -- e.g., mark, unmark, ztree-get-marked-files, up-directory, copy, rename/move, delete, sort by name and sort by ...
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remove spurious ending spaces when copy pasting from emacs console mode?

Using emacs in console mode, I want to copy mouse selected text from emacs and paste it to another application (possibily another term). But emacs will add full spaces to the selection to fill the ...
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Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs

This is a follow-up question to Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs. I have the following face definition adapted from the definition of font-lock-warning-face in font-lock.el: ...
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How to create a Mac App launcher for Emacs via HomeBrew?

I created a Mac App launcher for Emacs installed via Homebrew. The technique uses Automator. The problem with Automator is that a spinning gear goes into the taskbar each time. I'd rather not have to ...
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How to override a keybinding in Emacs org-mode

I just updated emacs org-mode and when visiting org files, this binding takes effect: C-TAB (org-force-cycle-archived) Cycle a tree even if it is tagged with ARCHIVE. What's the best way ...
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Emacs Melpa and Marmalade

Does it make sense to include both Melpa and Marmalade package repositories with emacs HEAD. And if so, what is the best way to ensure that one is using the latest and/or correct package, when many ...
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why do I get duplicated menu items in emacs dired mode

I have two menu items for dir, mark, regexp, multiple and single on the menu bar in dired mode. While it doesn't affect the usage, but it seems something is wrong and makes me feel uncomfortable. ...
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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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Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs

I have the following (defun add-c-syntax-highlighting () (font-lock-add-keywords nil '( ("\\<\\(\\-+\\)" 1 font-lock-warning-face prepend) ("\\<\\(FIXME\\):" 1 ...
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how to manage images in emacs org mode

I am considering switching from zim wiki to org mode for managing collection of web page pieces. Typically it includes images and texts I copied from a web browser. The question: 1 how to insert ...
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Emacs - dired-mode - copy files/directories recursively — remote to local

Using tramp / dired-mode to access a remote shared Centos linux server -- e.g., (find-file "/ssh:lawlist@12.34.56.789:/home/lawlist/") -- I have not been able to subsequently copy files / directories ...
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what is the keys to minimise help frame of emacs

I have a small screen, I typed ? in ediff mode and the control frame enlarges to show me the keybinding. How do I minimise it to its original size after that? Thank you very much!
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Emacs opens “Messages” pane on startup

On startup Emacs now opens a pane labelled "Messages" in addition to the "scratch" pane. How can I modify my configuration to suppress this? Google seaches just seem to give me ways to suppress the ...
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Trouble with emacs .el file (Searching for program; permission denied) error

I have emacs version 24.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt6.2.9200) installed on a Windows 8.1 machine. I am trying to use the ledger.el distributed with John Weigley's ledger (version 2.6.1). While the lisp file ...
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How can I properly interpret M4's $# variable without starting comment syntax in emacs?

I have the following M4 macro definition: define(`printlist',`$1`'ifelse(`$#',1,,`printlist(shift($@))')') # does begin a comment in M4 syntax, but only when it isn't preceded by a $: $# is the ...
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How to remove the visual line from Python mode in Emacs

I started to use Emacs for Python and I am using this package: https://github.com/gabrielelanaro/emacs-for-python After I install it, I see this: There is a white line (like underscore) ...
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Make Emacs open with three frames by default for OCaml editing

I wish that if I open a .ml (OCaml file), or enter Tuareg mode (a mode for OCaml programming), then the frame should be split like shown in the picture. Left is the main. Top right is secondary. ...
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How to install magit manual?

I have magit installed on my system with elpa. However, it comes without documentation, and that makes using it a hassle (since help on its mode is somewhat lacking). Is there a way consistent with ...
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Installing Emacs color theme

I've been trying to install color themes for emacs and I'm not quite sure how I can do it. I have downloaded an .el file and put it under my .emacs.d folder, then edited my .emacs file and added this: ...
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How to configure AUCTeX in Windows 7?

Help me, please! This is my 3rd attempt at a clean install of EMACS/AUCTeX in Windows 7. I'm following Joachim Schlosser's installation guide to AUCTeX but I'm getting confused at least on 2 points. ...
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Why doesn't CentOS 6.5 emacs RPM get libotf correctly?

I'm aware that there was a problem with the Red Hat 6 RPM for emacs such that one of its dependencies (libotf) appeared to be satisfied by Open MPI, but it couldn't use the library (see Red Hat bug ...
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Updating the emacs style Time Stamp comments in vim

How can I implement this emacs auto time stamp in vim? I have the following string at the top of a file: // Time-stamp: <> Here // are comment characters. What do I need to do so that ...
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How can I copy-paste between emacs and other applications on mac?

All of a sudden, I cannot anymore copy-paste text from Safari to Emacs. I don't think I changed anything relevant to my .emacs recently and I am pretty sure this was possible a few days ago. I am ...
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Emacs separate init file for no-window mode

I have my color theme settings and a function to automatically maximize emacs on startup in my .emacs file, however, using this .emacs file with no window mode -nw results in an error since an X ...
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Windows 7, repetition of audio tick.wav, like those Unix guys can do, from other application.

At org-pomodoro_resources at master · lolownia_org-pomodoro · GitHub / resources, there is a tick.wav file, to be played repetitively, from Emacs. I have tried start, wmplayer, vlc, play (sox), and ...
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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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Moving from Zim to Org-Mode?

I would like to move all my file from Zim to Org Mode. I tried exporting as markdown stuff but Zim does not seem to be able to export all my stuff properly. I have a lot of files so I would like an ...
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Why was iswitchb removed from GNU Emacs 24?

I have used IswitchB for a number of years, but in version 24 of Emacs, it has been removed. My muscle memory is finding the transition to Icomplete or Ido difficult. I know that it's possible, at ...
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How to programmatically create a new Emacs frame with a given name?

I need to be able to create frames and to refer to them programmatically. How can one create a new Emacs frame with a given name, so that he can refer to it later on? I know how to create new ...
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In Emacs, can I have it show which open-paren it matches, without erasing/retyping the close-paren?

For example, suppose I have something like (defn my-function [] .. ..really long function body.. ..) When I scroll to the bottom and type the final ), the Emacs status bar says: Matches ...
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How to remove file modification tracking on an Emacs buffer?

I have a *shell* buffer in Emacs where I get a Linux command line shell interface. On occasion, I wish to save the buffer's contents to disk for future reference were my session to exit and once ...
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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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Thunderbird with external editors possible?

The known add-on external editor says it is compatible with Thunderbird 5. But the latest Thunderbird is version 31.1.0 already. Is it still usable? Or is there any other add-on that can enable ...
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How to get org-mode agenda clocking to look at _archive files?

According to the documentation, you can tell the agenda viewer to look at archived tasks also when generating the clock table: :scope The scope to consider. This can be any of the following: ...
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Multiple unrelated directories in one Dired buffer

How can I insert multiple unrelated (non-subdirectory) directories into one dired buffer? In my case, I'd like to prepare a dired buffer containing unrelated directories with multiple file changes ...
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How can I run `M-x compile` under a particular shell in emacs?

I've a piece of software that can only be compiled under my-weird-sh. I like to use some-better-sh in my day-to-day work, so that is my login shell (via chsh). This changes the shell in Emacs to ...
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emacs - Widget Custom Theme

I'm starting using emacs. I know that everything of emacs is customizable. But, one thing I can't even found on internet is modifying the default emacs' widget's Look and Feel. Is there some way to ...
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org-mode: limit export to selected headlines, i.e. opt-in for export

There's a command/option that I can put in my orgmode file that causes only headlines that are explicitly tagged with :export: get exported. What is it?
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Can I use Doxymacs to highlight its comments differently?

Is there a way to change the face of comment text when it's inside of Doxygen-active comment syntax? /** * long comment */ /// short comment For the second one (since it's a little easier), I've ...