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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? ...
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emacs BibTex mode auto saves a file .el file

My Emacs 24.3 come with BibTex mode, which is enabled automatically when editing .bib file. I got a strangely problem: whenever i make some modifications to a .bib file, i found a folder named "auto" ...
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Getting rid of GNU Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows

How to get rid of Emacs's menu bar in terminal windows? The standard answer is to put (when (not (display-graphic-p)) (menu-bar-mode -1)) in init.el. However, this solution is not good, because ...
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SAGE does not start correctly inside emacs

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and emacs 24.3. I have successfully downloaded sage, and sage_mode. My problem is that when I try to run SAGE in emacs it doesn't load. When I try to run SAGE with M-x sage ...
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Multi level or progressive or incremental file search [closed]

I am looking for a GUI tool in Windows, where I can do search and pass the result to next search and continue. I know I can do this in command line by piping one search result to another, but I am ...
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How do I find out which version of org-mode I am using?

How do I find out which version of org-mode I am using? My current init.el is giving me errors relating to org-babel-do-load-languages and I've seen reference to a different variable ...
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No feed back message when run functions that suppose to generates msg

I recently updated all the packages of my emacs 24.3 under Windows, and I found strangely that now there is no feed back message when run functions that is supposed to generates messages. e.g, when i ...
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Why is emacs not running (set-face-attribute …) in init.el, even though the rest of the buffer is executed?

I've got (set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 100) in my init.el because I find the default font size a little too large. However, it doesn't get executed when emacs is loaded. I don't have an ...
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How to do 'search for keyword in files' in emacs in Windows without cygwin?

I want to search for keyword, says 'action', in a bunch of files in my Windows PC with Emacs. It is partly because I want to learn more advanced features of emacs. It is also because the Windows PC ...
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Lost minibuffer message in emacs when disable/enable modes [duplicate]

I recently updated some packages for my emacs 24.3 under Windows, and I found strangely that the mode change messages used to be shown in minibuffer is gone, e.g., before update, when i enable or ...
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whitespace mode cant not change face

I am using emacs prelude, and want to have whitespace-cleanup at saving, but prefer not showing trailing white space, 'cus the color is nasty with my color theme however, it seems i cannot customize ...
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Fonts look thinner in gtk application when not using gnome

The fonts in gtk applications such as emacs or gedit look thinner than in other applications when I use awesome as windows manager. Switching back to unity solve the problem. For instance DejaVu Sans ...
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Take back Ctrl-/ from Debian console configuration

My Debian Testing console is stealing my Ctrl-/ and using it as Backspace; Ctrl-/ is the single key-press Undo in bash and emacs. After some research, it looks like the Ctrl-/ -> Backspace mapping ...
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Emacs Org-mode: Configuring export behavior

In emacs, is it possible to configure an "org" file to have different exporting behaviors depending on the output format? For example: I'd like to export equations as itself for LaTeX, but as images ...
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Updating Emacs' Org-mode on Windows XP SP3

I'm using Emacs 24.2, which comes with Org-mode 7.8.11 (why am i using Emacs 24.2? Because i needed to install a precompiled version of AUCTeX for Windows; but that's another story!). I read pretty ...
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emacs as frontend to remote emacs session

I would like to use emacs within a Windows desktop, but as a client to a remote server I access through ssh. I need emacs to give me access to shells and filesystems as found in the remote server. I ...
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Can't type ] or } in either the Terminal or Emacs while in “Español - ISO” keyboard language mode

I can type [ and { with no issues, but when I type ] nothing happens, and when I type } a ? sign is typed instead. This is an issue only while in Terminal or Emacs (Terminal and GUI). Everything ...
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Emacs: How to insert semicolon in the right position automatically?

I've turned on electric-pair-mode. Nice. So I can type foo(42 and I get foo(42|) where | denotes point. Now I want to invoke a command so that point moves to the end of the statement, then ...
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Emacs VC: How to merge a specific revision from another branch?

Using Emacs and VC and Subversion, how would I merge a specific revision from another branch into the current branch? That is, I would like to do the equivalent of svn merge -c1234 ...
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Unable to finalize capture in org-mode

It seems like after the last update I've made to org-mode the capturing of notes does not work properly. Currently I have version 8.0.7 (20130930) from the ELPA. Hitting C-c c (i.e. org-capture) ...
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Shortcut for inserting environments in `org-mode`

I'm using org-mode for organizing myself (very useful so far!). However, it is kind of annoying writting #+begin_comment ... #+end_comment each time I'd like to insert an environment. ...
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How can I get emacs 24.* under windows to autocomplete paths in shell buffers using “\” instead of “/”?

See How can I get emacs under windows to autocomplete paths in shell buffers using "\" instead of "/"? I use emacs on windows 7, when calling M-x shell, emacs opens a DOS-Shell. ...
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How do I open a file in Cygwin Emacs from Windows?

I am trying to make Windows open text files in Emacs, which I have installed under Cygwin. I have followed these instructions: and created a bat file like this: @echo off chdir C:\LocalApp\cygwin\bin ...
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Set the default font in Emacs daemon on OSX

I'd like to change the default font in Cocoa Emacs on OSX. I know that in X11 emacs, one can just configure the defaults in an XResources file and they will apply to all frames. In Windows, it's ...
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change pdf metadata for roman page numeber at beginning

I convert the pdf to txt, open with emacs and look at 1348 0 obj <</Metadata 1302 0 R/PageLabels 1306 0 R/Pages 1308 0 R/Type/Catalog>> endobj QUESTION: I want the first n pages to be ...
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Use <Space> instead of <RET> in emacs ido mode

I would like to use the space key instead of Return to visit the current file or buffer guessed with ido mode in emacs. How can this be achieved?
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How do I save and reload a session in Emacs?

I want to save a session (open buffers) and then restore it at a later date, how can I do this easily in Emacs? I'm using version 24.2.1.
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Cannot navigate down

After upgrading to GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) of 2013-03-17 on MARVIN and Dired+ 20130812.1425 (elpa), navigation in Dired+ is broken. See screenshot below. When pressing the arrow-down ...
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Omnisharp for Emacs doesn't work

I tried recently to work with C# with Emacs24. I found https://github.com/sp3ctum/omnisharp-emacs I installed it with MELPA. Then I run it. Nothing happened. I wonder what went wrong. I think I don't ...
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How to remove additional window in Emacs?

I installed ecb on Emacs. And when I start my Emacs. An additional window (the Emacs tutorial) appears at the top of the right side. See the picture below: And I activate the ecb in the .emacs ...
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Ctrl space get eat by windows instead of passing to cygwin emacs

I bind C-space to start selection but this is also the windows input method hotkey, so when never I press this under cygwin, it will eaten by the OS, is there any way to avoid this? how to work ...
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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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C-space doesn't work in Emacs

When I open a C++ file and press C-space to try to select some codes, but it doesn't work now. And there's an error message at the bottom: symbol's function definition is void semantic-mrub-update. ...
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Emacs dired: how to display nested directories?

When I do i on a directory in Emacs dired, a new block of lines for that directory is appended to the buffer. Can I display the subdirectory inline, instead? Or maybe there is a different package ...
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How to split the display vertically when 2 horizontal windows exist

Could anyone please give me a hand to split the display vertically to create a third window that spans across the entire frame when there are two pre-existing windows side by side? I often have an ...
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Menu “Buffers” not listing

I recently upgraded to emacs 24 on ubuntu. I've noticed that for emacs 24, when I click on the buffer menu, it only displays GNU EMACS %, scratch and messages *, where as before on emacs 23, all my ...
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How do I join a second IRC server in Emacs' rcirc?

How do I instruct rcirc to join another IRC server (e.g. irc.mozilla.org), after I've run M-x irc and joined irc.freenode.net? I know how to modify my default servers, but I'd like to dynamically ...
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Mobileorg not finding emacs org file with ssh server (but it is there)

I'm just getting starting using org-mode with Emacs - I thought I'd use it as an alternative to Evernote. Having it on my mobile is pretty important (I'm using the Android version). I'm getting the ...
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How can I trigger a notification from a remote terminal in OS X

I am running a long process on a remote shell. I would like to trigger a notification when the process is complete. This answer does not suffice, because the long command is on a remote server, so it ...