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emacs shell mode (M-x shell)

When I am using the emacs M-x shell mode I see strange characters on my screen which I believe are related to my prompt (which includes an End-Of-Line) and the use of colors. So, here's what I see on ...
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Why does my Emacs toolbar look different over ssh w/ X forwarding on Cygwin vs CentOS?

I'm using Emacs 24.2.1 installed on a CentOS 5 server, which I ssh into with X forwarding (using -Y). I have both a Windows laptop with Cygwin/X installed, as well as a desktop running CentOS 6. When ...
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Use WINDOWS key instead of ALT key in xmonad

I use xmonad + emacs. Both use ALT key heavily. So there are conflicts sometimes. My keyboard has WINDOWS key on it. I would like xmonad to use that key instead of ALT. My current ...
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What is .emacs? How do I edit it?

In this article, I don't understand step 7: 7. Add (load-library “init_python”) in your .emacs How can I do this?
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Emacs paste into search (C-s) field?

Let's say you are writing code in one of Emacs window and then want to search for a string that you have copied manually (M-w) some time before. The problem is, that by default, when you issue C-s, ...
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emacs python2.7

I would like to have emacs work as a python ide for me. I can't seem to find how to compile from within emacs. I'm using python2.7 but when I do M-x python-mode it seems to compile using python2.7. Is ...
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Emacs Message: save sent mails

How do you make Emacs Message (C-x m) save outgoing mails? Is there a standard way to do this? You could C-x C-s but this is inefficient and easy to forget, besides, you can't be 100% it is the mail ...
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Why dialog doesn't support emacs shell on Debian?

Dialog is a utility that provides dialog boxes from shell scripts, you may have seen them in aptitude during upgrades. When i use Emacs shell (M-x shell) and type sudo aptitude safe-upgrade, i get the ...
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How to bind emacs abort to key

This is from a .el file loaded in my .emacs file. What do you think? ;;; Sun keyboard bindings ;; the below line does not work: ;; when <cancel> is pressed, the minibuffer echoes "Quit" ;; but ...
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Load my .profile for bash in Emacs terminal buffer? (multi-term mode)

I've got multi-term mode (derived from ansi-term) with bash started in Emacs 23.3, which is a terminal emulator running in Emacs. However, I noticed that it did not load my user profile, including ...
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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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Showing type of newline character in Emacs

How can I have Emacs display the type of new character? I am looking for something similar to what Notepadd does (see below). I read that Emacs comes with M-x whitespace-mode but this doesn't seem to ...
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Building Emacs from trunk without admin access

I cloned the official trunk branch with: bzr branch bzr://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/emacs/trunk I then built autoconf, automake and texinfo. I also updated my PERL5LIB to make it include ...
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Set tab indent in Emacs

I have a very simple thing I want to do in Emacs. I want to set it so that when I press the TAB key, it inserts two spaces. Just this. It's all I ask. I have tried doing this for a couple of years ...
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Emacs: query-replace, regular expression, reuse of search result

How do I combine something like query-replace with a regular expression search-and-replace that in part reuses the search result? In my case, how to transform The programmers are "sort of" ...
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How to ensure that a custom emacs macro operates on region?

Suppose I define a custom macro in emacs in my .emacs file. Is there a way to ensure that it works only on the region I marked in a buffer before executing my command, without going into details of ...
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Why does Emacs make it difficult for me to have two frames open the same buffer?

I have 2 frames. I switch the buffer in first frame to buffer A. When I try to switch the buffer in the second frame to buffer A, Emacs brings the first frame forward. What I want is to open buffer A ...
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Editing the *bookmark list* buffer on Emacs

On Emacs (using Bookmarks+), if I type C-x r l I can open the buffer *Bookmark List* and navigate through my bookmarks. On this buffer, if I type Enter on a given bookmark, Emacs opens the bookmark, ...
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Is there a convenient general way to “grab” the echoed result of a command in Emacs (of M-: or M-!)?

Sometimes, I want to insert the result of an Emacs command (that has been echoed in the echo area) to another buffer or another running X program. So, I'd like to put it to the kill-ring. What would ...
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How can I suppress unneeded output from emacsclient?

I use emacs fairly regularly and am trying to configure my system to use emacsclient when possible. To do this I have done the following: In .bashrc: EDITOR='emacsclient -ca emacs' ...
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“Unknown terminal type” error when trying to run emacsclient

(I’m using emacs23; on Debian 7; Xfce.) I want to try Gilles’s recommended solution for taking quick notes with Emacs. When trying to run emacsclient -a "" -e "(remember-other-frame)", I get the ...
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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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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: Interface that mixes commands and arguments

I'm experiencing with ways to configure Emacs to enable me to type less, but achieving the same thing, by exploiting the fact that in programming, you do (type) more or less the same thing over and ...
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emacs session attach back

When I was at VIM age, I used to enjoy working with screen which gives me the flexibility to switch between mulitple windows. And later I switched to emacs but I lost one of my favorite feature: ...
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canlock-password - hashed password (?) mysteriously in .emacs

In my .emacs, this has appeared, for unknown reasons: (custom-set-variables ; ... '(canlock-password "fdd7041be5b...") And so on, totalling 40 characters and digits. C-h v offers this: ...
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How to close gdb (or other frames) on emacs?

I'm learning about emacs (using version 2.3 on Ubuntu 10.10), and I'm having some trouble with the frames. When I run gdb, for example, I have to get my mouse and click "File->Close" to close the gdb ...
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How to jump on a position specified by line and column?

When opening a file one can use $ emacs +2:9 practice.b Which will open file ‘practice.b’ on line 2 and character 9 on that line. How do I jump like this in an already running Emacs? I know about ...
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Make 'CTRL-/' behave the same in vtty and xterm

When I press Ctrl+/ in a graphical terminal (e.g. xterm) I get "undo". However, in a virtual terminal (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F1) I get "backspace". In practice I run into this when I'm using emacs in a ...
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Can I set font face by file comments in Emacs?

I wonder if we can set the font in Emacs according to the comments in the file. E.g. -*- fond: "my-font"; -*-
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Problem with meta key on Emacs

I have a problem with meta key in Emacs. I trying to use M-> or M-< but in fedora meta key is left Alt that is key change layout (alt+shift) when i press M->(alt+shift+>). How people solve this ...
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How to commit a modified file if it wasn't locked by RCS beforehand (and I'm using Emacs VC mode)?

Sometimes, a file under the control of RCS gets modified while it is not locked (= checked out for modification by me). (In these cases, it was actually set read-only by RCS to prevent such ...
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Copying emacs content through terminal app's clipboard copies unexpected tabs for some spaces

I'm using terminal.app on OS X, and when typing in emacs I often want to copy the text and paste it into some other program. When I do, I find that copied text has some spaces unexpectedly replaced by ...
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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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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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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, ...
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Use emacs as an editor within itself (ansi-term)

I'm using M-x ansi-term within emacs, and a lot of the tools I use (not only git) are opening editors using $EDITOR. Because running emacs within itself is kind of annoying, I'd like to configure my ...
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untabify on save in Emacs 24 without make-local-hook

I'd like to untabify whenever I save a buffer. This worked fine until I upgraded to Emacs 24 which broke it, as there is no make-local-hook anymore. Have a look: ;;; untabify on C-x C-s (except for ...
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How to create a function to fill the region to a certain width?

Sometimes I justify text in emacs using C-u 70 M-x fill-region. I would like to have a function in my .emacs file that has a parameter so that I can use a shortcut to call the function instead of ...
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Emacs and Trac Integration

Is there a way to integrate Trac and Emacs? e.g. edit Wiki pages in org mode, edit and manage tickets from within emacs?
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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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String syntax for the kbd macro in Emacs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Associating a function in Emacs after looking up the code with M-x describe-key I have typed the following macros on my .emacs file (global-set-key (kbd ...
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Control and up/down keys in terminal for use by emacs

Is it possible to use C-up and C-down when running emacs in the terminal window (when starting emacs from the command line with the -nw flag)? What should my terminal send when I press C-up and C-down ...
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Set EDT emulation by default for Emacs

Using the Emacs editor I can set it to enable OpenVMS EDT editor keypad mode with this command: M-x edt-emulation-on How can I set it so that whenever I invoke Emacs, EDT emulation is the default ...
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Installing vim/emacs on solaris 8

At my new job, they want me to use a solaris 8 operating system, but all my coding experience has been on linux. Linux had a lot of tools built into the system, but it seems like the solaris I'm using ...
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Emacs + whitespace: ignoring 'normal' spaces

I would like to use whitespace to detect wrong whitespace (i.e. trailing whitespace on line, tabs instead of spaces etc.). However I would like to still have spaces displayed as spaces. I tried to ...
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Creating symbolic links to applications in Mac OS X

I installed Aquamacs in a fresh OS X desktop, and wanted to be able to call the program from the commandline. Calling the file inside the app seems to work just fine: Amoss-iMac:bin amosjyng$ ...
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How to get transient highlighting to work from an elisp script?

I want an elisp script to highlight a region of text. Upon exit, the highlighted selection should disappear when a key is pressed. Everything I've tried results in the highlighting hanging on like the ...