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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...