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Emacs upgrade problem on Debian

I am new to programming, Debian and emacs. I tried to install packages of smex on emacs and I downloaded it from smex@marmalade but when I do the install step, emacs told me there is no match for ...
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Edit .docx files with Emacs?

I'm starting with Emacs, and testing around I wondered if I could edit my own .docx file from there, just to explore its features and that stuff. But my surprise is huge when, having the text ...
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Differences between Vim and Evil Mode Emacs

I normally use emacs on my system however all of the computers at my university have vim installed which I normally ignored (I know basic vim but I'm not very efficient) and used gedit when I needed ...
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org-mode agenda column view with multiple files: can't sum Effort property!

I'd like to use column view within an agenda to sum up estimated effort for the day. If I have only a single project in a single file, this is no problem: * TODO Project 1 ** NEXT Subproject 1-A ** ...
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emacs is blocking logout?

I've closed all my applications but whenever I tried to shut down, the message always pops up. I feel like there is some process running in the background, how exactly do I terminate that process by ...
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Perfectly pixelmapped fonts in Emacs

In Ubuntu, in IntelliJ, the font PragmataPro Mono looks like this: Note the perfectly mapped pixels. The IntelliJ setting Appearance & Behavior > Appearance > Antialiasing > Editor is ...
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Running Emacs through the value of the bash variable

How would I add a value to a new variable in bash, so that when I echo the variable Emacs would run?
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How can mouse support be enabled in terminal Emacs?

How can mouse support be enabled in an Emacs terminal session started with emacs -nw? Is there a keyboard shortcut or a flag to do this? If not how can it be done in terminal emulators? I use Guake.
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Search failed: “Available audio output drivers:” when using starting bongo

I started using Bongo in Emacs 24.4.1, and it worked fine up until some weeks ago when a regular Linux update (I am not really versed in these things, version numbers etc.) probably messed up ...
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Open remote Unix server files in local Emacs

I am using Emacs 24 in Ubuntu. Could you please help me on how to open remote server files? The remote server runs CentOS. I am logging into the remote server over SSH using a private key. I tried ...
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How to remap “dead_hook” in Emacs and Vim?

I would like to remap some common symbols like ( and ) to the base line of my keyboard combining Alt Gr with other keys like j or k. I can remap Alt Gr+k to ) because that combination prints ĸ. The ...
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How to change save directory of w3m cookie files to another directory

I want to manage emacs config files in public github, so I need to separate config files and my personal data. It seems w3m save cookies in ~/.emacs.d directory. I couldn't find the config to change ...
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Emacs X11 Forwarding does not work but xclock does

I'm launching a X server with Xquartz (OSX 10.10.5) using Terminal.app, and I'm trying to connect to a EC2 instance with: ##local $ echo $DISPLAY ...
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Emacs entry missing from window manager menus

Since some time ago I have no menu entry for Emacs anymore on my Debian system. The same happens on two different machines -- one running testing and one running unstable. I have tried switching ...
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Disable annoying comment highlighting in emacs [closed]

I have started programming scheme, and I noticed the scheme minor mode highlights comments in the most obnoxious way possible when using solarized dark (color-theme-solarized). This also occurs on ...
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Map a Character key to some modifier key [say Control-key]?

I am so used to emacs keybinding that I use emacs style keybindings on my entire system (with gtk settings). I've mapped Caps-Lock key to an extra Control key. But that doesn't help me from having ...
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Manjaro Linux - Markdown mode does not work in emacs 24.5

I have Manjaro Bellatrix (version 15.10) running on my desktop with latest updates as on 2015-11-11. I have installed emacs from the repositories and tried to open a .md file in emacs when I got the ...
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how to write a elisp function like this

I'm trying to write a elisp function like this: (setq lst '(("abc" . "c") ("cde" . "f"))) (foo "a" lst) ;=>"c" (foo "b" lst) ;=>"c" (foo "c" lst) ;=>"c" (foo "d" lst) ;=>"f" I know if ...
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Emacs on HiDPI screen renders unreadable fonts Arch Linux

I just installed Emacs on Arch Linux for my MBP 13 Retina but the fonts and menus are super small. However I don't care about the menus since I'm disabling them but I do need to know how to scale the ...
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Emacs won't mouse wheel scroll on Ubuntu 15.10 with Cinnamon

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 using the Cinnamon interface instead of the default. When I run emacs 14.5.1 in an X interface, almost everything works well with the mouse, except the mouse wheel scrolling ...
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How to Edit Text Anywhere with Your Favorite Editor in Linux?

Editors like emacs or vim has efficient keybindings. How do I edit every text editing field of all applications which them? There is one for windows already. ...
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Is there pinyin input mode in Emacs?

I'm learning Chinese and I'm wondering if there is a way to input pinyin easily. "pinyin" is a word with tone, like "qǐngwèn". Is there a emacs minor mode for pinyin? If there is not yet I'll try ...
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Relation between emacs and bash terminal shortcuts [closed]

I would like to know what is the relation between emacs and bash terminal shortcuts.
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Changing colors used by `ls` does not work in Emacs “Shell” mode

I followed http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/94508/674 to change the colors used by ls. This works in bash. When I open a buffer of "Shell" mode in Emacs (M-x shell), the change doesn't work. I wonder ...
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GNU Emacs Prolog mode

I need help installing the SWI Prolog mode for Emacs. After downloading the plugin (prolog.el version 1.25), how should I install it? I found this installation guide: ...
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How can I run the emacs daemon only when needed?

From what I have read, one way to speed up the emacs startup is to run emacs --daemon on login and then open files using emacslient instead of emacs, which will access the running emacs server instead ...
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MariaDB client has no prompt in Emacs sql-mode

I just upgraded from an old MySQL client to mariadb-clients-10.0.21-3 on Arch Linux. After the upgrade, I no longer see a prompt when using Emacs's sql-mysql function. It seems mysql is buffering ...
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Matlab crashes after screen session disconnect and reconnect

Please forgive the cross-post from matlab answers. This received no response over there. I'll try to go into a bit more detail with this post. ...
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Why can't I apply this script to files not in my current directory?

I got this script ~/bin/align-tables from emacs stackexchange #!/bin/sh # -*- mode: shell-script -*- # # tangle files with org-mode # DIR=`pwd` FILES="" # wrap each argument in the code required to ...
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Find OS X terminal key combination/escape sequence for Ctrl-'

One of my Emacs keybindings is C-', which works well in GUI. In terminal however, it is not being recognised. I understand that I need to figure out the actual characters sent to the terminal by C-' ...
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Emacs and gvim display no content on FreeBSD 10.2

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 with the Mate desktop environment and most things seem to work. I have a problem with emacs and gvim though. Since the problem has the same symptoms with both editors, I ...
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emacsclient connection refused

I am running emacs in daemon mode and I got dissconnected from the server on which it was running. After re-connect, when I run emacsclient -nc I get the error connect localhost port 6012: ...
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readline emacs equivalent to vi's 'fc'

In vi readline, I can use the command fc where c is a character I want to find and jump to in the current line. E.g. echo 'hello world' fw --------> Is there an equivalent command in emacs mode? ...
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The server Emacs can't recognize the ALT key when accessed by a Mac

I use Mac's ssh to get access to a server. I find the emacs on the server can not recognize the ALT key. My server is RHEL with emacs23.
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I cannot use the keyboard shortcut <ctrl>+<alt>+<enter> in matlab running in emacs running in screen

In my usual setup, I use use matlab-emacs to run Matlab through the emacs gui. I run matlab and emacs on a linux server, and use ssh and X forwarding so this all shows up on my local ubuntu laptop. ...
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Emacs, window mode is not seeing .bashrc shell variables

I launch emacs from my ubuntu menu bar icon and when i try to access .bashrc variable as, (getenv "ENV_VAR") it returns nil. I collected Gilles' inputs on this issue, added the line . ~/.bashrc ...
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Vi mode or emacs mode in the whole system

I use vi mode in zsh, tmux and my favorite text editor (vim obviously). I'm interested to have this behavior in the whole system. I know I can use plugins in firefox, thunderbird, etc. but if there is ...
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how to make aspell ignore upper case words (acronyms)?

aspell seems to have some support for filters: http://aspell.net/0.50-doc/man-html/4_Customizing.html#filter but I can't find any way to tell it to ignore words that are all capital letters (typically ...
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Can I cheat the docker run -it session by remapping ctrl+p key?

This is regarding this issue with docker: https://github.com/docker/docker/issues/3519 and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20828657/docker-change-ctrlp-to-something-else As I understand this, the ...
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Loading X resources from .Xresources and .Xdefaults for Emacs

Emacs, as far as I remember, must load the .Xresources file on startup and read the font rendering settings from there. But mine does this only if I run xrdb merge first and then start emacs. I think ...
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font weight in emacs doesn’t work

There’s a font named Meslo. It’s a patched version of a Menlo typeface by Apple, which, in its turn, is a derivative work from Bitstream Vera Mono. I was picking it to try several times, but either ...
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emacs dired regexp mark files beginning with

In Emacs Dired mode, I'd like to mark directories and files whose names begin with Addr but not files that contain Addr inside the name. I'm using RE-Builder to test my regular expressions and am ...
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Stop emacs from sort-of maximizing in Cinammon

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon. Every time I launch emacs24, either from a command line or from a launcher, it sizes itself to just less than the full size of the screen. --geometry has no ...
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View Japanese text in emacs without X11

Is it possible to view Japanese (or more generally, international) fonts in emacs without running X11? If yes, what is the process? Nearly all the references I have found on the internet related to ...
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“emacs: standard input is not a tty”

I followed http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/43460/674: after $ locate -i linux | less I type g|$emacs - in less, but nothing is opened in Emacs, and the terminals says: emacs: standard input is not ...
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When not started from a terminal, Emacs does NOT pick up the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable

When I don't start it from a terminal, Emacs 24.5.1 (compiled from source) doesn't pick up my environment variables. In particular, to "import" the environment variables from shell, I have in my ...
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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How are keys passed to emacs and gnome terminal?

I want to use Alt+6 to switch to the 6th gnome terminal tab. But when I am in emacs under a terminal tab, the key will be passed to emacs, and not work on terminal. Is the key first caught by ...
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Toolbar icons unable to load when running Emacs through xhost from FreeBSD to Ubuntu

I'm connected to a FreeBSD Computer using ssh [ip] -X, and emacs launches just fine, but this happens and all the icons are little pieces of paper with red X's: > emacs (emacs:22812): ...
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How to use awk-it in Emacs?

I'm a pretty new Emacs user and I want to call awk from Emacs. After googling around I found awk-it at http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AWK_It. However I still can't understand how to use it after I ...