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How to replace current word under cursor in Emacs

How do I replace current word under cursor in Emacs? I know that I can use query-replace or replace-string but every time I do so I have to type entire string to be replaced, this is just annoying. ...
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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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Footnotes in emacs org mode: how to disable [n], but keep [fn:]?

How can I disable the [n] being linked to a footnote and highlighted? [n] can be many things, like any index of an array. So, I want my footnotes to be[fn:n]and only[fn:n]`.
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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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How do I configure Emacs to use 'ispell' on Mac OS X?

I'm using brew as my package manager for both Emacs and ispell. I have both installed. Doing a quick google, I was unable to figure out how to tell Emacs where ispell is and to load the appropriate ...
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How to use Emacs to run Matlab programs?

I'm learning matlab and using emacs to edit .m files. Is there a method in Emacs to call matlab to run programs?
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How to Select Tutorial Chapters in Uemacs

I finished installing uemacs 4.0.15.1 from github. I have some experience with GNU-emacs and I wanted to give this a try. I got stuck from the beginning. I opened (by pressing Esc+?) the uEmacs/PK 4.0 ...
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vim/emacs plugin to view recursive grep search search results?

Suppose I have a file formatted like this: file1:123 file2:4444 some/other/file:2233 This represents the search results from a command grep (i.e. the format file:line-number). I'd like to have a ...
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How to enter Erlang Mode in Emacs?

How do I enter erlang mode in emacs to get syntax highlighting? Whenever I open an erlang file nothing special happens. Do I need to change something in my .emacs file, or do I need to add a module to ...
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eldoc mode makes emacs use 100% cpu

When I use eldoc, I add this to .emacs: (add-hook 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook 'turn-on-eldoc-mode) (add-hook 'lisp-interaction-mode-hook 'turn-on-eldoc-mode) (add-hook 'ielm-mode-hook 'turn-on-eldoc-...
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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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Input is disappearing in emacs

I am currently running the latest version of emacs on RHEL 6.6. The issues I am having is that sometimes when I type input, some of the input randomly disappears and will then reappear when I ...
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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 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 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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Installing slime and emacs

I'm trying to install SLIME on Fedora 17 so that I can do some lisp. Here is what I downloaded: http://www.common-lisp.net/project/slime/#downloading The CVS Snapshot link. I have a .emacs file: (...
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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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How to get current buffer's filename in emacs?

One of the main features I miss about Vim, is that it always saves the filename of the current file in the % buffer (more info). That allows launching commands easily like: ;; compile current file :! ...
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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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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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Keymapping problem when working with Emacs and Openbox

I have an Apple keyboard and I had to do some remapping of the keys to make the mod-4 key the first key to the left of the Space bar for when working with Emacs. The below script worked fine when I ...
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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. http://www.listary.com/text-editor-...
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Emacs text-scale-adjust causes line numbers column to incrementally shrink and disappear

I've set up emacs to display line numbers (global-linum-mode 1), and it works until I start enlarging the text via text-scale-adjust The line numbers column starts to shrink, and disappears ...
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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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In emacs, is there a way to Hex edit/view a buffer without losing the undo info?

When I use hexl-mode in emacs, it discards the buffer's undo info. Is there another way to hex-edit the buffer and yet retain the undo info? If there is no alternative hex-editor, is there a hex-...
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How can you achieve vi's `se ai` in Emacs?

What's the simplest way to set up auto indentation in Emacs? I can see that auto-fill correctly wraps, say: This is an indented block, and the wrapping happens as expected. On the other hand, I ...
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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: https://bruda.ca/emacs/...
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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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Font size issues with Emacs in linum-mode [duplicate]

I am using Emacs 23. linum-mode works well if using with default settings. But if I increase the font size, the numbers cannot be displayed. It seems the the frame to display the line numbers is not ...
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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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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. http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/242954-m-...
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org mode to dokuwiki converter

Is there an emacs org-mode to dokuwiki converter? Is there an dokuwiki to emacs org-mode converter?
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Italics in Emacs on a text terminal (rxvt-unicode)

I am using Emacs running in an urxvt, and I cannot get italics to work in Emacs although the terminal supports it. Here’s my current setup: I haven’t set $TERM, so it is the default rxvt-unicode-...
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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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Emacs defaulting to emacs.d as a file

No matter where I am or how I open emacs, I get this message: File exists: /home/{user}/.emacs.d/ I then have to C-x C-f to get to the file I was trying to edit. What is going on here, and how do I ...
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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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emacs does not see my fonts in gentoo

I copied my ~/.emacs file from ubuntu linux; I've installed Consolas font (and it works in gnome terminal, and as a default Monospace font); but Emacs does not see it (custom-set-faces '(default ((t (...
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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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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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How to bind “Ctrl-Alt-b” as the prefix of tmux?

Tmux uses Ctrlb as its prefix, but Ctrlb conflict with Emacs. I want to bind CtrlAltb to tmux's prefix. I guess it may be C-M-b but didn't work...
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What is the name of this terminal window graphical trick, which shows accented edges around highlighted text?

I've noticed a few screenshots of terminal windows online which show thin highlighted edges around status bars or highlighted lines. In the following example, note the light grey edging around lines 1,...
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Creating Emacs TAGS file

I am working through the "Emacs Lisp Intro" book within Emacs 23.4.1 on Debian Wheezy (CrunchBang Waldorf). Section 4.1 discusses the find-tags command and the TAGS file. Instructions are included to ...
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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 (...