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GNU Screen and Emacs

I upgraded recently to OpenSuSE 12.1 from 11.3 and now when I open any files in emacs from inside a screen session, I get a blank buffer. Let's say I open it as: emacs myFile.txt it will open to an ...
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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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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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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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Why is emacs not preinstalled? [closed]

I want to learn Emacs or Vi. I don't like modal editing but Vi is ubiquitous and looks more useful for emergencies. What are the reasons why Emacs is not preinstalled in most distributions?
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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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Different kinds of copy-paste in Emacs under X

From http://stackoverflow.com/a/65473/156458 Let's be careful with our definitions here An Emacs copy is the command kill-ring-save (usually bound to M-w). A system copy is what you ...
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What does C-u 0 mean in Emacs

What does C-u 0 followed by another command mean in general in Emacs? For example, I thought C-k and C-u 0 C-k were the same, but find out that C-u 0 C-k kill the part of the current line before ...
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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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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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Emacs: mute messages (“echo area”)

I do lots of automatizing in Emacs, by stacking commands that I know from using manually. That is a method I recommend, because it doesn't take much effort: you use Emacs as you ordinarily would, and ...
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Is bash command line interpreter implemented on emacs?

I'm investigating the relationship between bash and emacs shorcuts. Someone told me that the reason why they're similar is that bash uses emacs as its command line interpreter. However, I haven't ...
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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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In emacs term-mode, what is char-mode and line-mode? How do they differ?

Googling, I can only find how to switch between these two, but no description of what they are. So, what is char-mode and line-mode? And what mode are usually regular shells in?
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“emacs: standard input is not a tty” when starting Emacs at login

I have Fedora 20 and Gnome3 classic, and I am trying to use the CTRL/ALT/Fn terminal windows. When I want to edit a file with emacs I use the following script so that my Hints file is automatically ...
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Hide “Mail” in emacs mode line

This is small stuff but I haven't been able to figure it out: How do I hide "Mail" from the mode line in emacs?
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Howto copy and text from termial to (GTK-)emacs?

If I select text in my terminal (in my case urxvt) and then click with the middle mouse button into an emacs window (GTK), it pastes the selected text from terminal. Since I don't want this ...
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“Jagged” rectangle text in emacs

Suppose I have something like this is text I want to change it to be "this" "is" "text" The first quote I can insert simply by making a rectangle and doing C-x r t, but the trailing quote I ...
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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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How to know I am using vi or emacs input?

Crash shell allows to specify the command line editing mode to vi or emacs. What will be the difference in these input methods? I am not asking about the internal features.
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Using emacsclient with custom emacs in $PATH

I want to use emacs command as a substitution for emacsclient -c -a "", which according to man connects to an existing emacs daemon, or creates a new daemon and connects to it otherwise. So i created ...
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How to make a program which run from shell still live after close terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I prevent a script from terminating when the shell exits? I use gnome-terminal, and I run emacs under the terminal in the background by executing emacs &, but ...
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Set default font size in Emacs 23.4?

I use the following in my .emacs to set my default font to Ubuntu Mono: (set-face-attribute 'default nil :font "Ubuntu Mono") However, the defauly font size is too tiny for me. In my menubar I see ...
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Is there a program like tmux or screen but only for attaching or detaching a session

I was wondering if there was a program like GNU/screen or tmux that would allow me to attach or detach a session with a running process but would not provide all of the other features such as windows ...
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How to copy from an app like a browser into Emacs over existing text?

I am trying to copy some text from the browser by highlighting it. I then go to emacs and want to paste over an existing paragraph without deleting it beforehand. How do you do that?
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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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How do I install emacs 24.3 on Fedora 17 using yum?

I already have emacs 24.1.1, but I need to use version 24.3. I tried: sudo yum install emacs24.3 but it is not recognized. Is there a way to upgrade my emacs or should I simply install emacs 24.3? ...
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How to binding right and left ctrl keys separately in Emacs

I reassigned left ctrl key to capslock key to use ctrl in Emacs. Is there a way to bind right and left ctrl keys separately? For example, I want to bind left-ctrl-a to select all and right-ctrl-a to ...
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osx server, windows client, running emacs opens it on server not client

I've installed emacsformacosx on my OSX box. I'd like to shove my macmini in a data center and run it headless. I've gotten x-windows working. If I run xeyes, it displays on my Windows 7 client. ...
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Emacs temp dot hash file don't exist

I use find | xargs grep a lot when working on large source code and when I didn't save a file in Emacs it creates .#SomeFile and grep give error that there's not such file (I'm not including because ...
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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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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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Where is the Ctrl+/ (^/) bash shortcut for undo defined?

I can not find the mapping in bind -p nor in stty -a. Also, it only works in the terminal emulators I've tried (xterm, konsole, gnome-terminal) and not in the linux system console. I think it's ...
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How to open all the files in a directory, using terminal, in emacs?

I've 4 java files in a directory, which I want to work with in emacs. How do I open them all with one command?
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Effect if any of changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH environnment variable on emacs fonts?

The rendering of my emacs fonts changes if I define a specific list of directories under the LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable just before I call emacs. I changed this because I wanted to use emacs ...
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Logging all input and output in zsh on demand

Is there any way to activate/deactivate the logging of all input and output on a zsh session? I am using oh-my-zsh with a customized prompt with colors, etc. and I would like to preserve all of these ...
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text color settings in emacs

I just switched to emacs from Vim today so I have no idea what I am doing. How do I change the syntax coloring in Emacs? Everything is green or light green. As you can see, latex tex is dark green ...
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Use tabs for indentation in Python mode

I am using Emacs for Python developement. My team is using Tab indentation, so I must do the same. The problem is that I can't figure out how to make python-mode use tabs instead of spaces. I want ...
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Emacs create cursor

Is there a way to create an additional "dummy" cursor in Emacs (preferably multiple)? Ideally I'd like to be able to set its color separately from the original cursor and set its position. Then I'd ...
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Can I run emacs as server on Linux but attach from Windows?

I am able to run emacs as server daemon and attach back to it on Linux. Is it possible to start emacs as daemon on Linux, but attach back to it from Windows with a different client? Emacs or xemacs, ...
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Emacs function on set of files

Is there a way implemented in Emacs to apply a function on a set of files? (Or, if not, do you know of such an extension?) For example, if you have a project in a directory (say, scripts to compile ...
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Emacs: Switching automatically to char-mode when switching to an ansi-term window

Say I have multiple windows open in Emacs 24.1 and that one of those windows is an M-x ansi-term window with a shell. By default, when I switch to an ansi-term window, Emacs activates Term: line run, ...
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Associating a function in Emacs after looking up the code with M-x describe-key

I would like to associate the following function (which toggles on and off full-screen on the active buffer): (defun toggle-maximize-buffer () "Maximize buffer" (interactive) (if (= 1 (length ...
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Running emacsclient with a script

I'm trying to make a script to determine whether emacsclient should be ran with -nc or -t. The script is like this: #!/bin/sh if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ]; then IS_GRAPHICAL=true else ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to access opened gnome terminal session in text console?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. My desktop environment (compiz and unity) sometimes becomes frozen, which makes it difficult to save my work including text editing in emacs running in gnome terminal. ...
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Open an emacs file from terminal

I want to open emacs + an emacs file directly from terminal, the file in question, how should I go about it?
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Can you further integrate and present sequential moreutils vipe command output in vim using successive splits etc?

I have used the moreutils suite a few times and I find it makes you think further about base utilities and is insightful(and fun). For instance, vipe allows running an editor - like vim - in the ...