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Aug
16
comment How to install spanish dictionary for ispell Emacs in OS X
All the permissions are the same.
Apr
27
comment How to install spanish dictionary for ispell Emacs in OS X
It's been a while since this was posted. Are bumps appropriate?
Apr
28
comment How should I design time series data for ease-of-use by Excel Pivot Tables?
I agree that my source data would actually be a good result of the Pivot Table! That, along with my inability to come up with a simple way to group the data in a meaningful way made me consider the benefits of creating a proper database. I'm currently halfway through rearranging the data and so far (except for the unavoidably large number of rows) things are looking good. Thanks!
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
I went ahead and deleted paths 1, 2, 3 and 7 (not the whole tree, just the relevant branches); sudo port uninstall emacs took care of cleaning up paths 4 and 5. Path 6, with its libdin contents seems important, so I won't manually delete it. After all this, I reinstalled the binary from the emacs-for-mac-os-x, and this time it installed without a glitch. I finally have emacs again! The icon on the Dock's Applications folder is non-descript, but I can live with that. The icon in the Dock is as it should be. Thanks for all the help!
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
Oh, and apparently I installed the Macports version. I thought I had not.
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
The paths are: 1. /opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp/ 2. /opt/local/share/emacs/23.2/site-lisp 3. /Developer/usr/share/emacs/site-lisp 4. /opt/local/var/macports/software/emacs/23.2_2/opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp 5. /opt/local/var/macports/software/emacs/23.2_2/opt/local/share/emacs/23.2/site-l‌​isp 6. /opt/local/var/macports/software/libidn/1.19_0/opt/local/share/emacs/site-lisp 7. /Users/ricardo/Desktop/temp-emacs/emacs/site-lisp/ The last one has a 'CVS' folder as a subdirectory.
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
No authentication or anything. I even tried to unpack the .dmg through the command line, but that failed too (couldn't recognize the package or something like that). I had already deleted the Emacs.app by dragging it into the Trash; it asked me to authenticate. I still ran the sudo rm -rf /Applications/Emacs.app (for good measure) and nothing happened, as expected.
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
Thanks Keith. I dragged the Emacs.app from the Application folder into the Trash. It requested authorization to delete, which I gave. That took care of Version 23.2 (9)!!! At least according to when I right-click a .el file. I still have seven (7) different site-lisp directories and versions 23.1.90 and 24.0.50 available, the latter as default. They both seem to work ok.
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
@Mark: I'm new to OS X and (somewhat) old to Emacs. It's purely a matter of preference... I kind of like the clunky look of Emacs.
Aug
3
comment Uninstalling Emacs on OS X (Snow Leopard)
@Doug Harris: When I double click the .dmg file it opens up the window that lets you drag the Emacs.app into the Applications folder. When I drag it there, it first warms me that I am about to replace a newer file Emacs.app with an older one. I okay this and then I get an error saying "The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items." Also, this is the first time I've ever had the need to uninstall Emacs. I'm getting the feeling that once you start with it, it stays forever in your system.