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emacs does not see my fonts in gentoo

I copied my ~/.emacs file from ubuntu linux; I've installed Consolas font (and it works in gnome terminal, and as a default Monospace font); but Emacs does not see it (custom-set-faces '(default ((t ...
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emacsclient connection refused

I am running emacs in daemon mode and I got dissconnected from the server on which it was running. After re-connect, when I run emacsclient -nc I get the error connect localhost port 6012: ...
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Emacs and gvim display no content on FreeBSD 10.2

I just installed FreeBSD 10.2 with the Mate desktop environment and most things seem to work. I have a problem with emacs and gvim though. Since the problem has the same symptoms with both editors, I ...
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The server Emacs can't recognize the ALT key when link by a Mac

I use Mac's ssh to get access the server. I find the emacs in server can't recognize the ALT key. My server is REHL with emacs23
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Keymapping problem when working with Emacs and Openbox

I have an Apple keyboard and I had to do some remapping of the keys to make the mod-4 key the first key to the left of the Space bar for when working with Emacs. The below script worked fine when I ...
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readline emacs equivalent to vi's 'fc'

In vi readline, I can use the command fc where c is a character I want to find and jump to in the current line. E.g. echo 'hello world' fw --------> Is there an equivalent command in emacs mode? ...
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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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How to bind “Ctrl-Alt-b” as 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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What is the name of this terminal window graphical trick, which shows accented edges around highlighted text?

I've noticed a few screenshots of terminal windows online which show thin highlighted edges around status bars or highlighted lines. In the following example, note the light grey edging around lines ...
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Creating Emacs TAGS file

I am working through the "Emacs Lisp Intro" book within Emacs 23.4.1 on Debian Wheezy (CrunchBang Waldorf). Section 4.1 discusses the find-tags command and the TAGS file. Instructions are included to ...
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Emacs, window mode is not seeing .bashrc shell variables

I launch emacs from my ubuntu menu bar icon and when i try to access .bashrc variable as, (getenv "ENV_VAR") it returns nil. I collected Gilles' inputs on this issue, added the line . ~/.bashrc ...
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Vi mode or emacs mode in the whole system

I use vi mode in zsh, tmux and my favorite text editor (vim obviously). I'm interested to have this behavior in the whole system. I know I can use plugins in firefox, thunderbird, etc. but if there is ...
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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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how to make aspell ignore upper case words (acronyms)?

aspell seems to have some support for filters: http://aspell.net/0.50-doc/man-html/4_Customizing.html#filter but I can't find any way to tell it to ignore words that are all capital letters (typically ...
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Can I cheat the docker run -it session by remapping ctrl+p key?

This is regarding this issue with docker: https://github.com/docker/docker/issues/3519 and http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20828657/docker-change-ctrlp-to-something-else As I understand this, the ...
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Loading X resources from .Xresources and .Xdefaults for Emacs

Emacs, as far as I remember, must load the .Xresources file on startup and read the font rendering settings from there. But mine does this only if I run xrdb merge first and then start emacs. I think ...
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font weight in emacs doesn’t work

There’s a font named Meslo. It’s a patched version of a Menlo typeface by Apple, which, in its turn, is a derivative work from Bitstream Vera Mono. I was picking it to try several times, but either ...
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emacs dired regexp mark files beginning with

In Emacs Dired mode, I'd like to mark directories and files whose names begin with Addr but not files that contain Addr inside the name. I'm using RE-Builder to test my regular expressions and am ...
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Toolbar icons unable to load when running Emacs through xhost from FreeBSD to Ubuntu

I'm connected to a FreeBSD Computer using ssh [ip] -X, and emacs launches just fine, but this happens and all the icons are little pieces of paper with red X's: > emacs (emacs:22812): ...
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Block editing *live* in Emacs or Vim

jEdit supports block editing, but Emacs and Vim seem to have some serious usability issues on the same subject. If someone could fill in the unknowns here it would be much more bearable to use either ...
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Stop emacs from sort-of maximizing in Cinammon

I am running Linux Mint 17.1 with Cinnamon. Every time I launch emacs24, either from a command line or from a launcher, it sizes itself to just less than the full size of the screen. --geometry has no ...
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View Japanese text in emacs without X11

Is it possible to view Japanese (or more generally, international) fonts in emacs without running X11? If yes, what is the process? Nearly all the references I have found on the internet related to ...
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confusing behavior of emacs-style keybindings in bash

Bash offers many useful emacs-style keybindings for simple commandline editing. For example, Ctrl+w deletes ("kills") word left from the cursor. Another keybinding, Alt+d is supposed to be a "mirror" ...
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Emacs sync w/ Google Calendar and Contacts?

Is there a way to use Emacs to sync with Google Calendar and Google Contacts, ideally keeping a local copy so I can access them offline?
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Tracking my shell path in Emacs

Not a long time ago, I found the following precious snippet that allows Emacs to track my current directory on any ansi-term buffer. More specifically, if I cd <some/path> from within a ...
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How to install emacs using YUM without X11 libraries?

I have installed a minimal installation of CentOS 6.3 inside a VirtualBox VM. Now, I would like to install Emacs for use from the command line only. When I do a search for emacs using yum search ...
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Piping into less and editing: “cannot edit standard input” error. Workarounds?

I recently learned that if I page my files with less, I can press v and open the buffer in Emacs. This works as long as I have the environment variable $EDITOR set up correctly, which in my case I ...
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“emacs: standard input is not a tty”

I followed http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/43460/674: after $ locate -i linux | less I type g|$emacs - in less, but nothing is opened in Emacs, and the terminals says: emacs: standard input is not ...
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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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Font size issues with Emacs in linum-mode

I am using Emacs 23. linum-mode works well if using with default settings. But if I increase the font size, the numbers cannot be displayed. It seems the the frame to display the line numbers is not ...
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When not started from a terminal, Emacs does NOT pick up the SSH_AUTH_SOCK environment variable

When I don't start it from a terminal, Emacs 24.5.1 (compiled from source) doesn't pick up my environment variables. In particular, to "import" the environment variables from shell, I have in my ...
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Can emacs use gpg-agent in a terminal at all?

I understand that there are problems with getting pinentry-curses to work with emacs (see some of the comments on http://emacswiki.org/emacs/EasyPG), and so using emacs in a terminal isn't compatible ...
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installing emacs with x-toolkit

I am installing Emacs 24.5.0, and I want to install it with X. I am on Fedora. the configuration script cannot find any x-toolkit. How do I find out which one is good for me, and in which folder do I ...
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How are keys passed to emacs and gnome terminal?

I want to use Alt+6 to switch to the 6th gnome terminal tab. But when I am in emacs under a terminal tab, the key will be passed to emacs, and not work on terminal. Is the key first caught by ...
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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 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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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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Some apps don't swapped alt&win after xmodmap runs? (GUI emacs)

I have a mac-book-air. I swapped my Alt & Win with xmodmap as per linux post like so: keycode 64 = Alt_L keycode 133 = Super_L remove Mod1 = Alt_L remove Mod4 = Super_L add Mod1 = Super_L add ...
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How can I use two modes in emacs (markdown and auctex)?

When I edit markdown in emacs I use markdown-mode. However I often have to type some math formulas in the markdown file (processed by mathjax). However for those math parts markdown mode is not very ...
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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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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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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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How should I disable or change Alt+digit \for switching tabs in gnome terminal?

I open emacs in gnome terminal 3.6.2 in Ubuntu 14.04. In emacs, I would like to hit M-[number], but that was interpreted as switching tabs in gnome terminal. How can I change or disable the key ...
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Making XMODIFIERS=@im=none emacs24 standard

I run emacs as XMODIFIERS=@im=none emacs24, otherwise some multi-keys for typing things like à won't work. How can I make this option permanent, so when I type emacs24, it runs as XMODIFIERS=@im=none ...
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How to replace tab's indent by space's indent with web-mode in Emacs

I don't want to use tabs for indent, so I add (setq-default indent-tabs-mode nil) in my emacs init file. With the setting indents are created by spaces in web-mode, but it doesn't change already ...
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Emacs: query-replace prepend text to the found string

The scenario is that I am trying to append a new class to all the style declrations in my css file. So .oldclass{ float : left; } should change to .newclass .oldclass{ float : left; } The ...
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How do I edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on OpenBSD?

I'm trying to make it possible to easily edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on a remote OpenBSD 5.2 amd64. I'm using emacs-21.4p18-no_x11, which doesn't show any Cyrillic characters whatsoever when I ...
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Uninstall & remove emacs (installed via “make”)

I have installed emacs24.4 through instructions on this site. Now I want to uninstall and remove it completely, but since I haven't installed emacs via apt-get I can't seem to remove it either via ...
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Emacs automatically adding BOM to XML file

This appears to be related to this discussion but I have exactly the opposite use case. I do not wish to insert a BOM but emacs appears to be inserting one in XML mode (without even being in ...
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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 ...