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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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How to bind “Ctrl-Alt-b” to 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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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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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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What does “position” mean in iconv error message?

I get error when converting a large file: $ iconv -f GB2312 -t UTF-8 2001.txt -o 2001_u.txt iconv: illegal input sequence at position 245256667 What does the position mean in this error? I tried 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 ...
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Emacs, complete list of color “keys”

If you want to customize the colors in Emacs, specifying them in the .emacs init file, without installing any extra package, and without using a pre-made theme, something like this seems to work: ...
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How to enable horizontal scroll bar in GNU Emacs for linux ubuntu?

How can u put a horizontal scroll bar with "don't wrap"? I am also new to linux. Thanks
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How to know function name inside helm

I just installed helm in Emacs. It works fine, but I want to change some key bindings. For example, Go to precedent level inside find-file is binding with C-l. I want to rebind it with C-w. I can't ...
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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 do I get emacs on a newly installed Fedora 20 system?

I have upgraded from Linux Fedora 12 to Fedora 20 by buying a new computer, and the shop has kindly installed Linux for me from the DVD I bought for the purpose. I assume he did the most basic ...
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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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Emacs/Lisp interactive string variable scoping

Why doesn't this work? (defun load-browser (app) (interactive "sChoose Browser? ") (cond ((string= app '"c") (setq browse-url-generic-program "chromium") (setq ...
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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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emacs-nox doesn't load the files I ask it to at command line

I have a few different Ubuntu installs and this is the first time I've experienced this. I have emacs-nox installed, because I hate graphical versions of emacs. Normally when I type emacs test.txt ...
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How to attach elisp function source code in Emacs?

I could use M-x find-function to find the source code of some elisp functions if the function is not written in C code. But since I am using a Debian binary package of Emacs , some of the source ...
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Emacs: mode-local macro with dashes and dots

In Emacs, how can I make a macro, that is local to the HTML mode, and uses dashes and dots? Take a look at the Elisp below: (define-abbrev-table 'html-mode-abbrev-table '(("..." "…") ...
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Get zsh to report directory to emacs

From the emacs manual Unlike Shell mode, Term mode does not track the current directory by examining your input. But some shells can tell Term what the current directory is. This is done ...
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Replacing Evernote with Emacs and markdown - .org file list

I have grown tired of using evernote with wine or with any of the linux clients. I decided to change to Emacs and write all my notes in markdown so I can easily publish them in HTML and sync them with ...
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How to configure Emacs for literate programming?

I would like to use Emacs for literate programming. I want my code to look like this . <<class Hufftree definition>>= template<typename DataType, typename Frequency> class ...
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M-x ansi-term colors in Emacs 24.x

I have noticed that some colors in LS_COLORS don't work when running a shell inside M-x-ansi-term in Emacs. For exmaple; di 00 94 is supposed to turn on bold on light blue on directories on ...
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Customize Emacs Ruby Mode for PuppetLabs conifguration

I predominantly use emacs for editing my Puppet configuration files. I use the following settings in my .emacs to load Ruby mode and use it for Puppet config files (*.pp): (autoload 'ruby-mode ...
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How to timestamp a transcripted talk?

I'm trying to mark each paragraph of transcripted text with timestamps of when/where it occurs in the audio. mplayer and emacs are getting me close. mplayer, in the terminal, outputs a stream of ...
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How to use awk-it in Emacs?

I'm a pretty new Emacs user and I want to call awk from Emacs. After googling around I found awk-it at http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/AWK_It. However I still can't understand how to use it after I ...
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emacs text mode UTF-8 characters

I can't get emacs (version 24.4.1) in text mode (-nw launch option) to display Unicode characters directly. It outputs them in escaped form, e.g. ä becomes \344. When I save the file, it is encoded as ...
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how to disable gcr-prompter dialogs?

Whenever i save *.gpg files (symmetric password) using emacs the gcr-prompter displays dialog and asks me for password twice! It's so annoying, especially that my emacs remembers the password i type, ...
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Autocomplete include directories in c++

VisualStudio has some extension which checks the include directories and makes suggestions while typing. My current project uses a lot of included libraries, sometimes with rather long pathnames. ...
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Start emacs client on Windows XServer [duplicate]

I have managed to get X-forwarding running to use xemacs on my local Windows machine. Now I can start xemacs from the ssh terminal to my remote linux machine. This results in xemacs running in a ...
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How to use emacs alphabet key bind even with Thai input method

I'm emacs user and learning Thai language. I can read and write Thai characters with Emacs comfortably. But all Emacs key binding can't be used with Thai input mode. For example when I try to use ...
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Press Alt+< on a Hungarian keyboard (where < requires AltGr)

I use a Hungarian keyboard layout. To type a less-than sign, I have to press: AltGr+í. By default, the Emacs Meta key is set to Alt, so I think I would have to press all of AltGr, Alt and í at once. ...
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Emacs shows octal escapes for some characters in a UTF-8 file

I copied some math formulas into some files under gedit, using the default settings of gedit from websites, such as math.stackexchange.com, wikipedia, ... When I open the files now under emacs, the ...
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How do I change emacs application name from “Emacs” to something else in OSX?

I run multiple emacs instances with open -n -a Emacs.app command. The problem is that it's hard to distinguish between them when you switch with Cmd+Tab, because they're all named "Emacs" there. How ...
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S-M-* commands aren't recognized by Emacs

I've noticed commands like M-> (end-of-buffer) and M-S-<right arrow> (org-meta-right) aren't being recognized by Emacs. This was confirmed by describing key bindings using C-h k, which showed ...
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In Emacs' org-mode, any way to hide the subtree with timestamp not set to today?

I just started to learn org-mode (and Emacs) and I plan to use it as a calendar/timetable/todo-list hybrid. Is it possible to hide entries with timestamp not set to today? If so, how? For example, ...
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emacs org-mode clocktable - clock-in clock-out columns

Is there a way to configure the summary clocktable to have two extra columns for clock-in and clock-out times. | Headline | Clock-in | Clock-out | Time | | ...
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Configuring footnotes in emacs org mode

I came along the post Footnotes in emacs org mode: how to disable [n], but keep [fn:]? some months ago, and, as I said there, I don't believe the answer is right. However, I 'd still like to know ...
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customizing size of emacs windows in twm, depending on the vnc session

I connect to the same Unix system (that runs tab windows manager, twm) via vnc. I connect from a laptop with a small screen and from a workstations with a large screen. I have started two different ...
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tmux color theme in emacs gtk

When I use emacs -nw I always use it in tmux 256-color mode. tmux applies its default color theme to emacs so it looks like this: For some reason I like that color theme far better than any other ...
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How to make `helm-execute-persistent-action` not to follow symlink original path

I want to complete by Tab when using find-file, so I bind a function helm-execute-persistent-action to Tab like this. ;; For find-file etc. (define-key helm-read-file-map (kbd "TAB") ...
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emacs wont let me use a different background color

I've tried different themes in emacs (on mac with xterm set to 256) and everything works great except it's ignoring the theme's background color. Even if I add (set-background-color "red") for example ...
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Combos with shift not working in emacs on console

I'm running emacs 24.3.1 on a system with a console-only minimal install of Debian Jessie. Non of the keybindings that involve the shift key works in emacs (except shift to modify upper case). These ...
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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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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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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 ...