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Emacs : Ctrl+space (set mark) insert only a space in Konsole

I'm having a problem with emacs in Konsole : I can't set a mark to select text in emacs. Ctrl+space insert a space character instead of setting the mark. On XTerm, i've almost the same behaviour. It ...
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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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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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Open application on custom desktop in xmonad

Suppose I call shell-command from emacs for example (shell-command "evince"). Is it possible to move the application (in the present example evince) started this way automatically to desktop 5 in ...
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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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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 remove emacs 23 related packages and leave installed emacs 24

I installed emacs 24 in Linux Mint 16, and want to uninstall emacs 23. I thought sudo apt-get remove emacs23 is enough, but it was not. This is my packages list relating emacs. $ sudo dpkg ...
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Converting an if-else statement into a switch statement [closed]

I'm having trouble turning this program from an if-else statement into a switch statement. Any help would be appreciated. #!/bin/bash for x in $@ do array[$i]=$x i=$((i+1)) done # initial state ...
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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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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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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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Reattach to Emacs session

I was trying to save in Emacs and pushed something wrong and Emacs closed. Judging by ps aux | grep emacs the emacs process is still running with the file I need to save running. (Opening the file ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I rebind M-/ in Emacs to M— (dash)

I'm basically trying to figure out how to use keyboard-translate in Emacs to make M-- do the same thing as M-/ How do I go about doing this?
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Automaticaly rename new buffer in term-mode

In Emacs, let's create a buffer in term-mode with M-x term. The resulting buffer is named *terminal*. If one wants to create another buffer also in term-mode, one usually does M-x term again. However, ...
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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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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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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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How to apply org-todo to multiple items

Consider an emacs org-mode file like this: ** item 1 ** item 2 ** item 3 ** item 4 Now I can apply org-todo to every item separately (bound to C-c C-t). But how can I apply it to every item in ...
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Emacs - finding the cursor in multiple windows

I've started splitting my emacs frame into two side-by-side windows, but often I'm unable to tell at a glance which window the cursor is currently in. I've bound the other-window command to a special ...
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Can I bridge “backwards” from an ssh connection to my local emacs-server?

I'd very much like to log in to a remote machine with ssh and via the $EDITOR environment variable (or something similar) be able to edit in my local Emacs. In this case, specifically for when I log ...
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Emacs ediff not scrolling buffers equally

In Emacs ediff, I can use v and V to scroll up and down the buffers that I am comparing simultaneously. However, I have noticed that: If I start scrolling each buffer independently Then place the ...
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Dired+ on dark color themes

As far as I know, Dired and Dired+ work better by default (give better color contrast) on color themes with clear backgrounds. I know I can customize face colors on Dired+ for Emacs manually using ...
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Emacs M-h selects paragraph + an extra line

In Emacs, when I type M-h (mark-paragraph), Emacs selects the paragraph under point plus an extra line (typically right above the paragraph). Is there a way to ask Emacs to just select the paragraph? ...
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Where are the default font preferences in a modern Unix desktop stored (those which affect the choice of the font by an uncustomized Emacs 24)?

My situation and my question are like the ones in http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/help-gnu-emacs/2012-06/msg00183.html: after the recent upgrade to emacs 24.x (...) my font size is too large ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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Emacs — terrible font spacing [closed]

System: Archlinux latest Emacs: 24.3 Emacs Config config: https://github.com/jilen/prelude Seems emacs cannot handle Ligatures
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Setting `$EDITOR` to open file in local emacs session [duplicate]

Sometimes I need to issue a remote command which uses $EDITOR to pick the, well, editor (think git commit for example). Is it possible to use the local emacs session to open it via, for example, port ...
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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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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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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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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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`(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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What would make the Simple Emacs Spreadsheet more newbie-friendly? [closed]

I am familiarizing myself with ses and I find that it's not very welcoming towards a new user. I am preparing to submit some sort of bug report or improvement suggestion, but I'm not really sure what ...
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zsh: Echoing every statement?

I have an odd problem with zsh when I switch between shells in a particular way: Option 1 (works well): I start a zsh shell. I switch to tcsh with /bin/tcsh, and I switch back to zsh with /bin/zsh ...