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Customizing less colors

When using less in OS X, how can I customize the colors with with things are displayed? When I run less within an ansi-term in Emacs the colors don't come out nicely. $ less --version less 418 ...
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ess has disappeared from emacs

I frequently use emacs ess functions. Specifically, I use r-mode and run R in emacs. However, quite suddenly, emacs is no longer offering ess options. r-mode is no longer an option in emacs nor is R. ...
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Emacs, getting the output of the echo area

How can I insert directly the text displayed in the echo area? (also wrongly called the minibuffer). When I for example run (+ 2 2) in a buffer and execute it with C-x C-e it correctly displays the ...
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vncserver -compatiblekbd fails with unrecognized option

I found that when I connect to my computing cluster via vnc Alt-x is not recognized correctly asM-. I tried vncserver -compatiblekbd but I get Unable to start Xvnc, exiting Actually once my ...
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Trouble Running Emacs Daemon on Ubuntu Boot

I want to run emacs as a daemon, on Ubuntu bootup. The daemon call works, and the init script works, when called in a logged in session. However, when I boot my system, the emacs init script doesn't ...
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Passing escape sequences to shells within ansi-term in Emacs

In a regular terminal (e.g. iTerm2 on OS X) I can connect to a database, e.g. > psql .... and then, as I type my command in psql, e.g. $ select foo from bar I can move around (as I type psql ...
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Adding and removing text from the same place on every line of an emacs buffer

This is in a similar vein to my earlier question: Removing the last n characters from every line in an emacs buffer. The comments made there all apply here. Suppose I want to either insert the same ...
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Removing the last n characters from every line in an emacs buffer

Using Emacs built-in facilities, is there a good way to remove the last n characters (for n >= 1) from every line in an Emacs buffer? I suppose it is possible to define a keyboard macro to do this, ...
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How do I stop emacs from asking me if I want to exit a modified file without saving?

If I am closing a file that has modifications, emacs warns me about this and says I should press y or n. Even when I press 'n', it still tells me that modified buffers exist and asks if I want to ...
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How do I stop emacs from asking me if I want to load a large file?

When I open a large file in emacs, I get a message saying 'foo.bar file is large; really open?' How do I stop emacs from asking me this question all the time? In other words, if I open the file, I ...
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How do I stop emacs from colouring the text of the file I am editing?

How do I stop emacs from colouring the text of the file I am editing? I want everything just in plain white. I know that I can load themes, but it's not obvious which theme does what. Can I just ...
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Disable italics in emacs org-mode, Ubuntu

I am having some trouble disabling the italics in emacs. I already tried: '(italic ((t nil))) in .emacs. But there is still a problem. Although it will not italicize the text between / and /, ...
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Autocompletion and coloring not working, when using ssh in emacs shell

I'm connecting to remote server using emacs shell. Emacs shell displays directory listings with proper coloring and auto completion when working with local machine. But when I use ssh the ...
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How to show console color in Emacs shell

When I run a command by smart-compile, I get string like this. [32mYour bundle is complete![0m [32mIt was installed into ./vendor/bundle[0m I think [32m and [0m represent color in console. Is ...
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How to use `smart-compile` without confirmation in Emacs

I'm using smart-compile in Emacs. It works fine, but if possible I want to omit the confirmation like Compile command: ruby foo.rb. How can I do it?
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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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What is the difference between shell, eshell, and term in Emacs?

In Emacs I can run a shell using following commands - M-x term M-x shell M-x eshell What is the difference between these three?
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sshfs and Emacs: file changed on the disk

I am using Mac 10.6.8 SSHFS version 2.4 fuse4x library version: FUSE 2.8.7 / fuse4x 0.9.2 I connect via sshfs to a remote cluster (via a bridge). I modify the remote files with emacs. The problem ...
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sshfs: experiencing data loss

I am connecting to a filesystem on a remote server via sshfs. What I do is just to modify these files with emacs. From time to time I am experiencing data loss. While I work on a file and try to ...
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Custom date format in emacs org-mode

I want to have something like "Dec 15, 2011" Emacs org-mode only lets me toggle between <11/29/13 Fri> and <2013-11-29 Fri>. Can anyone suggest a way to do this?
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Emacs won't open file in Bazaar repository

I have a Bugzilla installation, and am trying to open /Bugzilla/Install/CPAN.pm using emacs. However, I get this error when attempting to do so: Searching for program: no such file or directory, bzr ...
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How to define a minor mode that uses specified input-method in Emacs

I want to use korean characters in Emacs, so I installed hangul.el. I can activate input-method by '(set-input-method "korean-hangul")'. And I want to define a mode that have the `korean-hangul' ...
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Navigating the CLI: Go back N words

I'm a Vim user, so I'm learning Emacs commands for use in the Bash CLI. I know that on my systems I can use Vim-keybindings in Bash but I'd like to learn how to use it effectively in its default ...
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xterminal dosen't pass key-strokes to emacs

I opened emacs using emacs -nw. Now, when I press M-v, it opens the view menu of the terminal, instead of passing the command to emacs. Is there a way to prevent this from happening? (I'm running on ...
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Split tmux windows with same keys as in Emacs?

In emacs, you split a window with C-x 2 (one above the other) or C-x 3 (one next to the other). How can I get the same key bindings in tmux? Also, once a window is split, in emacs you cycle through ...
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Emacs - Changing show-paren-mode Areas

I like show-paren-mode in Emacs, but I would really like to change the highlighting behavior for closing brackets. That is, I want the opening bracket to be highlighted when the point is on the ...
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Emacs change font of a single word (or sentence), not of the whole buffer

Somehow I don't find a way of changing the font size of a specific string of text. I know how to do it globally or temporarily for the whole buffer.Changing the default font is not the issue here. ...
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Colors for menu bar and the scroll bar on emacs 24

I'd like to change the colours of the menu bar and the scroll bar of emacs 24. The instructions of EmacsWiki (the above links) do not work. This might be because I am using emacs 24. According to ...
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Cannot open slime-helper.el

I'm trying to install slime on a debian wheezy distro 64 bit called Crunchbang, trying to install common lisp, followed this tutorial, although the title says it's for windows, I installed it on linux ...
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Org-mode: Inserting (advanced) LaTeX equations for HTML expot

I'm using org-mode as working environment, and so far has been extremely useful. One of the wonders of it is the versatility of exporting... I can export to LaTeX or HTML or ODT files from the same ...
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Counting numbers in Emacs

Say I have the following long line selected in Emacs. How can I cound how many numbers (or NaN) I have? I tried M-x count-words but it yields the wrong number. It says 1 line 1135 words and 3565 ...
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Appending values to environment variables from within Emacs

I am new to Elisp. I would like to do the following in my init file: ; Retrieve the value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH ; Append '/path/to/some/lib/:'to it ; Save the new value of LD_LIBRARY_PATH So far I ...
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Sourcing a shell script from within Emacs

I would like to source a shell script that changes my environment variables from within Emacs. That is, I would like the shell script to change the environment in which Emacs runs, and I would like to ...
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Shortcut for adding `org-mode` environment

I'm using org-mode for organizing myself (very useful so far!). However, it is kind of annoying writing #+begin_comment ... #+end_comment each time I'd like to insert an environment. ...
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php indent in web-mode with Emacs

I'm using Emacs web-mode and write a setting for it like this. (require 'web-mode) (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.php\\'" . web-mode)) (defun web-mode-hook () "Hooks for Web mode." (setq ...
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`(kill-line 0)` kills physical line even with global-visual-line-mode in Emacs

I define backward-kill-line like this. (defun backward-kill-line () (interactive) (kill-line 0)) And I'm using global-visual-line-mode. kill-line kills visual line, but this backward-kill-line ...
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How can I use my own snippets by using yasnippet in Emacs?

I installed yasnippet and it works fine with default snippets.But I can't add my own snippets. To expand a string php to <?php ?>, I've done like this. I wrote in my init file like this. ...
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Emacs ansi-term with zsh: error in process filter. Invalid face: unspecified

I have the latest stable versions of Emacs (24.3) and of Zsh (5.0.2). I can run Zsh without problem from a terminal (e.g. ITerm2), but if I try to run it from M-x ansi-term I get the error: Emacs ...
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In emacs are any key sequences available for user macro bindings in all modes

I have recently started using org mode in emacs, but my macro bound in my initialisation file to C-x C-k T no longer works because this combination is used by outline mode which underpins org mode. I ...
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Open clickable text in emacs in new/neighboring window

Currently I have a mode (magit to be precise) when I have clickable text switches buffer to the file. However I'd prefer sometimes to open in new or neighboring window. Is it possible to do it? PS. ...
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What's the right value of $TERM for emacs' ansi-term, especially if 'eterm-color' isn't available after SSH?

I'm currently setting $TERM to xterm-256color: if [[ -n "$EMACS" ]]; then export TERM=xterm-256color alias emacs="emacsclient --no-wait" export EDITOR="emacsclient --no-wait" export ...
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How do I set key binding for set mark in emacs?

I'm new to emacs and newer to lisp I'm trying to set Meta + spacebar to set the mark for highlighting text (at current cursor position). searching around online and experimenting I've ended up with ...
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Can I Change Caps Lock to Hyper/Additional Modifier?

In Arch Linux, I have Caps Lock function as an alternate Ctrl: In the console through a personal keymap, and in X through a "kbd" option in xorg.conf. I've already researched a little about changing ...
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Configuring Org-mode to open PDFs with evince

I'm starting to use org-mode to export text to LaTeX. My problem is that it opens the generated PDF with ebook-viewer (it is a EPUB, CHM reader) instead of using evince. Question Does anyone know ...
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Emacs shell mode makes $PS1 different

I have a custom $PS1 variable that looks like this on my command line: And on emacs using M-x shell unfortunately looks like this: Here is my $PS1 variable export PS1='\[\e]0;\u@\h: ...
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Corrupted gnu-screen session not displaying UTF-8 correctly

(Edited to clarify the role of Emacs in the problem with the display.) My current gnu-screen session has gotten corrupted somehow, and Emacs fails to display UTF-8 characters properly. I've ...
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Emacs Key-binding and the TERM variable

I changed the value of TERM to screen-256color from xterm and it effects the key-bindings in Emacs. Mainly the bindings that use the arrow keys now inserts A,B,C,D instead of running backward-word and ...
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Emacs - Strange Whitespace

(I posted this same general question here on StackOverflow thinking it had something to do with my emacs configuration, but after following a comment there, I think it is exclusive to urxvt) My ...
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How do I skip special buffers when killing the current buffer?

I have some code in my .emacs that prevents it from showing some pre-defined special buffers when I'm using previous-buffer and next-buffer: (defadvice next-buffer (after ...
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How can I run emacs with no shell?

I'm administrating an Arch Linux server. How can I securely add emacs to my /etc/sudoers editor variable? Currently I have "emacs" but that allows M-x shell. Basically, I want something like rvim, ...