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Emacs — packages that provide vertical line column indicators [closed]

In emacs, are there any packages available for displaying vertical lines at every tab stop, or at pre-defined column positions. If possible, I'd like to have multiple thin vertical lines that are for ...
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R can't find RSQLite package when run in Emacs (iESS)

I have R 3.0.2 (both x64 and x86) running on Windows 7 x64. I've recently started using Emacs as a front-end to R (x64) via the iESS mode. This normally works well, the only catch is that I have to ...
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Cannot kill emacs with M-x kill-emacs

I am trying to quit emacs with M-x kill-emacs but I get this message: Buffer cache/ido.last modified; kill anyway (y or n). When I choose y I get /Users/a/.emacs.d/cache/: no such directory. This is ...
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Evaluate a Python one-line statement in GNU Emacs

I'm using run-python on GNU Emacs 24.3 for its "Inferior python shell" and am trying to get behavior similar to lisp-send-last-sexp, that sends and evaluates an expression in the running interpreter. ...
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How to highlight-string and unhighlight-string in buffer — make-overlay

I'm presently combing isearch.el to find out how to highlight-string and unhighlight-string in the buffer. This is needed when highlight-regexp will not work -- e.g., a string like this: ** Active ...
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Emacs: display using hexadecimal escape sequences

Emacs displays characters without glyphs as octal escape sequences "\OOO", e.g., from the start of a PDF file: %PDF-1.4 %\344\343\317\322 1 0 obj [/PDF/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI/Text] endobj 4 0 obj ...
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How can I set an Emacs buffer name using file local variables?

I have a directory structure where I have <project>/worksheet.tex. When I open each worksheet, I get an undescriptive worksheet<n>as the name for the buffer. I'd like to save the names ...
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updating a macports installed program to the most recent revision

I general use macports to manage as much as I can---emacs, for example. Just now a fix was implemented in emacs for a bug that's been bothering me. Is it possible to incorporate the most recent ...
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How to make emacs auto complete file names in OSX?

Recently I switched from Linux to OSX and I see that I lost auto complete of file names in emacs. How do I make emacs complete file names and some commands. For instance, in Linux, it would remember ...
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How to quickly handle mobile-org pull errors?

According to the org-mode manual, here is what happens during a pull error, and how to handle it: Org moves all entries found in mobileorg.org1 and appends them to the file pointed to by the ...
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How to set theme for each frame in Emacs 24

I would like to set a different theme for each emacs window that I have open. I want to use the new Emacs 24 theming, so I don't want to use the color-theme library as suggested in this post. I am ...
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emacs: run grep process without looking for .cshrc file in home directory

When I run emacs commands like grep or rgrep a new shell process is started and .cshrc is loaded from the home directory. There is quite a lot of stuff in it and I don't want to load it every time ...
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org-agenda: display entire todo(s) matching a certain tag (not just headlines)

When clicking on a tag in org-mode (org-tags-view), the org-agenda buffer displays each todo with just the headings. Is there an option to display the entire entry for each todo that matches the tag ...
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How to get bold-italic faces in org-mode docs?

In emacs it's easy to get *bold*, _underline_, or /italic/ lettering, but is there a way to get combinations thereof? I tried a few combinations of symbols, but it looks like once one is enabled, the ...
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allow scrolling before/after ends of document

Emacs stops you from scrolling past the end of a document; i.e., it doesn't allow you to lift the last line up to the top of the visible buffer, or vice versa with the starting line. Sometimes this is ...
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emacs font on MacBook Air

I just switched to OSX from Ubuntu but I miss the great font that I was using on emacs in Ubuntu. I don't see that font (I am not sure about the name, it is the default font). Is there a way to export ...
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pandoc in emacs in windows, searching for program: permission denied, /usr/bin/pandoc

I have Pandoc successfully installed on Windows, and have run it from command prompt. When I try to run it in Emacs, I receive: Running Pandoc... apply: Searching for program: permission denied, ...
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Basic setup of Emacs server under OSX

I recently bought my first Mac in a decade and am in the process of configuring it. I'm an Emacs user and have determined I want just regular Emacs not Aquamacs so that I can use my existing ...
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How do I add a keyboard shortcut for a new exporter in org-mode?

I added an S5 exporter for org-mode files, but I can't seem to find any documentation about adding a new exporter to the C-e menu, nor does the Customize menu provide any information. How would I, ...
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evil-mode '>' evil-shift-left loses selection

Is there any reason that evil-mode evil-shift-left loses the selection? I.e., I'd like the ability to hit the '>' and '<' multiple times on the selection to shift text left and right. Here's the ...
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What's the syntax for setting selection keys for org-mobile-agenda views?

The agendas that should be pushed to MobileOrg. Hide Allowed values: default the weekly agenda and the global TODO list custom all custom agendas defined by the user all the ...
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Add keybinding to js-mode/javascript-mode in Emacs

I have added web-beautify-* to Emacs 24, so that I can run M-x web-beautify-js to pretty format my javascript source code. I have add some keybindings for html-mode and css-mode, which work fine. ...
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How can I disable the icon bar in Emacs GUI under OSX?

Is there a way to get rid of this tool/icon bar in Emacs GUI under OSX?
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Using the msysgit shell in Emacs for windows

I am relativley new to Emacs and am trying to setup emacs, to allow the following command to open the msysgit shell. M-x bash-shell I have added following snippet to my init.el. (defun bash-shell ...
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Start emacs with a certain window configuration

I would like to start emacs with a default window configuration. The 'vanilla' config just opens a single window. After installing 'sr-speedbar' and adding (sr-speedbar-open) to my init file, emacs ...
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EPS to PDF not working with auctex/emacs with osx

If I have an image named plot1.eps in my working directory then I create the following document named test.tex with emacs: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \title{Brief Article} ...
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emacs buffer color control characters

I have one install of emacs that prints color characters instead of just changing the color, in some buffers. eshell has correct colors, and so does my *compilation*, but the result of my ack search ...
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Is it possible to have emacs-live and vanilla emacs live together?

I'd like to have emacs-live as a second emacs (the first one being the vanilla version heavily personalized) that can conexist with another installation. I guess the binary will always be the same ...
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emacs hangs under windows 7

after using Emacs for a while, I frequently encounter hangup issues, e.g, when I try to move the cursor, the software just freezes for ~5 second before it can response. I then used the Process ...
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Emacs auto-fill-mode-like configuration for Eclipse

Emacs has a very useful minor mode called auto-fill-mode in which lines are broken automatically when they become too wide (for example 80 chars wide). As formatting is a repetitive boring task, I'm ...
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Disabling automatic footnotes in Emacs org-mode

I have some LaTeX inside an org-mode file that is wrapping a Ruby code snippet and providing nice color formatting, which looks kind of like this: #+LATEX_HEADER: \usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor} ...
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What function is M-. (for following functions through TAGs) bound to in emacs?

What function is M-. (for following functions through TAGs) bound to in emacs? I want to bind it to a shortcut (F2, for consistency with IDEs like RStudio and QtCreator).
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How to automatically timestamp org-mode TODO status other than DONE?

I notice that if you change the org-mode Todo Keywords list around, the last keyword on the list is interpreted as the DONE status for the purposes of the Todo Done customization. I would like to add ...
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How to make my Alt_R function as another Control on Linux

I want to use my right Alt as another Control key to use with Emacs. I tried following (with modifications) this tutorial: ...
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How do I jump to the opening or closing paren/brace/… in Emacs?

Suppose my point is currently on or next to a opening or closing paren, brace or bracket. How can I jump to the respective matching counterpart?
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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Setting up verbatim text within a #+CAPTION: in OrgMode

I want to do the following in an Org file that I'm exporting to LaTeX: #+CAPTION: Yaw_Axis_Corrected.png from Wikimedia #+ATTR_LATEX: width=5cm [[./Yaw_Axis_Corrected.png]] but the file name gets ...
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build jdee with emacs on ubuntu

I am a new Ubuntu user running 13.04. I want to install Emacs 24 with jdee. I successfully installed Emacs 24 through apt-get, but am uncertain how to install jdee. I have a zip file called ...
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Incremental search for un/accented characters

Does emacs have an incremental search mode, where searching for a character will search for itself and for any other versions of the character with accent marks, similar to how Google Chrome (at least ...
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How to set field seperator in Emacs csv-mode?

Can I set the field seperator(s) for the current buffer in Emacs 23?
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evaluate Lisp expressions

I ran the following command from the command line expecting to get 5 (the result of the expression), but instead I got some error message about "symbol's function is not defined". emacs -e "(+ 2 3)" ...
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What is the way best way to use emacs for clojure

I used the instructions here, it works fine but it seems that I lost the .emacs file so I don't know where to add any new configuration. Is there a standard way to use Clojure on emacs?
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Click on the other side of a vertical split in Emacs

I split emacs vertically and have xterm-mouse-mode enabled (I am using PuTTY). If I split the left half horizontally, I can use my mouse to easily click between the buffers. If I attempt to click the ...
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How do delete file (Ubuntu)?

I am trying to follow instructions here to get emacs going but I am stuck with deleting the .emacs.d folder. What do I do when the command line asks rm: descend into directory '.emacs.d'? a@b:~$ sudo ...
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Is it possible to get ESC to behave as an actual escape key?

So I have finally switched to Emacs, not so much because I'm yet convinced it is in itself the better editor but because it certainly does have more powerful extensions. I am still using vim-mode ...
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Emacs - Disable Some Minibuffer Messages

In Emacs, there are some cases where I would like to prevent messages from appearing in the minibuffer, mainly pertaining to "Beginning/End of buffer" and "Text is read-only". Is there any way I can ...
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Right align a text block in Emacs org-mode

In org-mode which is a simple way to right align a block of text when exporting it as PDF?
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How to switch between the upper and lower pane in emacs?

I am using the erlang mode in Aquamacs. The mode, by default, creates a new pane and buffer "*erlang*" when I hit C-C C-K to compile an erlang file. (as seen in the attached screen shot) What is ...
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How can I search emacs built-in manual?

In emacs C-h i opens the built-in help. One can then navigate through the different so-called nodes and learn everything. I could not learn one thing though; how can I search the manual? As an ...
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Why all Emacs packages can suddenly become unsigned and obsolete

I don't understand the reason of this and how to fix it: Maybe something bad happened while updating packages. Not getting any list of new packages, only displaying installed. How to fix it? ...