emacs - Is a popular text editor, usually characterized by it's extensibility. Often described as "the extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor." Now part of the GNU project, it was originally developed by Richard Stallman in the mid 1970s and development, and ongoing ...

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Make backspace behave like backspace in emacs

I'm new to emacs text editor and the fact that the backspace doesnt behave like a backspace that I have come to expect from every other text editor I have ever used is driving me crazy. Emacs just ...
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Can't download emacs for Ubuntu 12.04

My terminal in Ubuntu 12.04 wasn't working (it didn't appear some letters and symbols). I've searched in this site and the only solution was to create a new user, which worked. Now i want to download ...
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How can I export emacs documents in 13.04?

When I try to export a document from org-mode in emacs, c-X, c-E now results in 'Can't find library org' whereas in 10.04 it opened the export dialog allowing me to produce html, pdf etc. from the ...
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How to use 'dired' as default file manager (instead of Nautilus)?

I use Emacs dired-mode as file manager and like it a lot. I am wondering if the following is possible: Say you write an Email from Gmail in Chrome (I know that there are many email clients in Emacs, ...
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How to install emacs 24.3 on Ubuntu?

This is my first time using Ubuntu and I dont know how I should install a program on it. I tried using cd the directory where it is and then ./configure it but it is not working!
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Broken emacs installation

First of all, I am really sorry about behaving like an over smart. But hope you will be able to help me under the circumstance I am right now. I was having some difficulty with emacs in my Ubuntu ...
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gtk-key-theme Emacs: what keystroke is for select-all?

I prefer emacs keystrokes, but select-all doesn't seem to be part of the emacs vocabulary, or at least, the gtk-key-theme for emacs. M-w isn't working to copy the selected region. What's the ...
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Control tab not registering in emacs -nw

I have this in my .emacs which works in X mode. (global-set-key [C-tab] 'next-multiframe-window) I have tried to M-x global-set-key C-tab but only the TAB registers which successfully remaps tab to ...
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Prevent X/Gnome/Terminal from catching emacs commands

When I use emacs, I often end up typing many exciting key combinations which I would usually not use, such as C-M-t (i.e. Ctrl - Alt - T), which in emacs is supposed to run the command ...
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application focus of emacsclient frame

I use emacs24 and I usually start emacs as a daemon at start then use emacsclient frames. But I've encountered a problem: After I created the first frame, then whenever I created a new frame (after ...
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How can I add 'emacs' to one of the 'Show other application' in file explorer

In file explorer (Nautilus) under Ubuntu, I can select a file and right click and scroll to: open with other application My question is how can I add emacs to that list of "other application"
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How to install color themes onto Emacs 24.3?

I'm trying to install the Oblivion color theme into GNU Emacs 24.3. I downloaded the repository as a .zip file then moved the zip folder into my ~/.emacs.d/color-theme/themes directory. I'm pretty ...
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Emacs 24.3 won't lock to unity bar [duplicate]

I'm running a Ubuntu 12.04. I just installed emacs 24.3 from Damian's Cassou's emacs PPA. Before I doing this, I completely removed all emacs with the following command: sudo apt-get remove emacs* ...
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A better input method for Chinese in Emacs?

I would like to type Chinese in Emacs. I followed this link, and tried several input methods including chinese-py. It seems that, unlike normal IME of an operation system, it is not possible to type ...
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How to install local applications in ltsp thin clients?

I've configured a ltsp server at home and built the thin client. Though, I'd now like to know how to add local applications to the thin client, namely chromium-browser and emacs24.
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How to install emacs-snapshot under 13.04 (raring)? [closed]

I added deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cassou/emacs/ubuntu raring main deb-src ... raring main to /etc/apt/sources.list and did sudo add-apt-repository, sudo apt-get update, and sudo apt-get ...
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How do I start emacs?

I am trying Linux again after many years, and I have installed Ubuntu 12.10. I have downloaded the full GNU Emacs24 package, but I cannot get it to launch a text editor. Can someone tell me what I ...
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Emacs C-. not working in terminal

I use GNU Emacs, usually like emacs -nw which launches the terminal version (as opposed to the windowed GUI version). I write school papers in LaTeX so I use flyspell-mode for spell-checking within ...
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Emacs blinking when switching desktop on Ubuntu

I am using emacs with Ubuntu (12.04 LTS). I used the following command to put it on fullscreen (defun toggle-fullscreen (&optional f) (interactive) (let ((current-value ...
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Using Emacs as Terminal in Ubuntu

I want to know whether there is any way I can use Emacs as Terminal in Ubuntu. Means, I want to do the basic works with Emacs that I usually do with Terminal in Ubuntu, like 'sudo apt-get update'. ...
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Emacs-like keybindings system-wide?

Is there a way to set Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts (at least the subset mentioned below) for the whole OS? This is possible in some apps such as the terminal, Emacs (go figure :) and additionally ...
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Emacs 24 in Ubuntu 12.10

I am running Emacs 23 on Ubuntu 12.10. I see that there is a package called emacs24; will installing this package overwrite my current installation?
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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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How to use ESC key for Emacs

When typing Esc within an Emacs window under Unity (Emacs 23 standard package), the sound is turned on/off, but Emacs does not receive the key. How can I change (probably) unity such that the Esc ...
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XF86WakeUp keys - where do they come from?

$ head -1 /etc/issue && emacs --version | head -1 Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS \n \l GNU Emacs 23.3.1 From time to time I get undefined messages in the echo area (that do not show up in buffer ...
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How to enable zeitgeist logging for emacs on ubuntu 12.04

I would like the files I open in emacs to show up in the dash under the files lens. As far as I understand zeitgeist is doing the work, but I can't seem to find the emacs zeitgeist data provider that ...
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Is it possible for emacs to appear on right side of the desktop area when invoking it from the command line?

My standard programming mode is to have a bash shell open on the left side of my desktop and to have emacs open on the right side. However, when I type emacs "filename" in to my shell, it comes up on ...
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ess won't fully install ubuntu 12.04

The last time I ran sudo apt-get upgrade ess gave this error and now says its not fully installed. I checked and installed all dependencies and couldn't find any other reports of this issue. I also ...
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Set emacs -nw as default editor

When editing files like sudoers, I want to use emacs instead of nano. So I ran this command sudo update-alternatives --config editor And I selected emacs. The only issue is I like emacs in no ...
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Open all files in project with long lines in an editor

I'd like to edit all text files under a certain directory that have one or more lines that are over a certain threshold in length. How can I do that? To keep things simple, let's assume that all the ...
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emacsclient: command not found

Having what feels like a really weird problem. Running 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04 as a virtual machine on a 64-bit Win7 host. Open Emacs 23 and turn on server mode. In Bash, try to call emacsclient to edit ...
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Emacs gives warnings in lubuntu

I am running lubuntu-desktop (quantal quetzal) which I installed after having started with the standard ubuntu install. It all works fine but when I run an application from the command line I get ...
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Auctex in 12.04 ignores Emacs 24

I just installed Emacs 24 (emacs24 24.1+1-2ubuntu3) in Ubuntu 12.04 but it does not seem to work with Auctex (the current version is 11.86-2ubuntu2). My .emacs file contains a line loading Auctex, so ...
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Broken fonts in Emacs over SSH

I'm having a problem with Emacs when I SSH from my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to another Linux machine. FWIW, I believe the remote machine is using SUSE Enterprise Server 10 SP2, which is possibly quite ...
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What library I need to install if I want to compile emacs

I am trying to compile emacs on Ubuntu 12.04. This is because I want to use emacs 24.2. But I am getting this error. How can I fix it? checking for long file names... yes checking for X... no ...
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Installing programs without apt-get

I would like to install some programs on a computer which uses a proxy to access to the Internet. I tried to configure the proxy access but for reason that I do not understand this does not work. I ...
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Emacs shell mode pointer always goes to middle

I have been using Emacs shell mode for some time, but one thing keeps bothering me. After I split the window vertically with Ctrl+3, invoke M-x shell and fill the window with commands and output, ...
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How do I get emacs 24? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade to Emacs 24.1? emacs24 seems to bring quite a lot of minor improvements over the last version. I know there are already ppa's to easily install it but are ...
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Emacs package without GTK

Is there, in the "regular" Debian/Ubuntu repositories, a package for emacs without GTK support? I'm on a server and would like to install only the console version, without a dozen of unneeded ...
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Why xemacs looks like this?

On a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 xemacs looks like this where as emacs looks like this Xemacs also produces the following warnings: Warning: Cannot convert string ...
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emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to get Emacs-like Keybindings in GTK, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I have followed the directions recommended here (and in lots of places) but to no effect. In other words, I added ...
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Equivalent of OSX “open” in Ubuntu Unity?

I know there is xdg-open, but it does not run in the background. It is not as easy as appending & at the end when calling this command from emacs. I often use ! then open in emacs dired, or C-! ...
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why is emacs allowing multiple instances?

Around the time I fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04, I noticed that I can start multiple instances of Emacs. I find this annoying because I will think that a buffer should be open, but I'm in the wrong ...
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Difference between launching an application from a keyboard shortcut vs the terminal?

What I have observed: When I type emacs in gnome-terminal, it launches in the same environment, with variables set in .bashrc. If I use a keyboard shortcut to the command emacs, it opens in an ...
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How to upgrade to Emacs 24.1?

Emacs 24.1 was released recently, and I'm wondering what the recommended way of upgrading Precise's Emacs to it is. I know of the snapshot PPA, but I'd like the final, stable version. I've found a ...
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Correct place to set $BIBINPUTS environment variable

If I set the $BIBINPUTS environment varibale in my .zshrc, it is recognized by emacs-reftex (via emacsclient), if I start emacs from my zsh commandline. However if I start using the menubar or gmrun ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: How to get Emacs keybindings?

I work with Xubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook Air. There are various posts about how to use Emacs' keybindings under gnome (see, for example, Enabling Emacs Keybind on Google Chrome, reverting from emacs ...
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Emacs uninstallation and upgrade

Currently I have the standard Emacs installation, 2.3.1, from Ubuntu repo, but would like to get a newer version of Emacs from GNU website, which is 2.3.4. My question is that do I need to wipe out my ...
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Emacs, which to use?

There seem to be the following versions: emacs23, emacs23-nox, e3, emacs23-lucid, and jove, as choices to download. Where can I find out what the differences are?
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Problem with the keyboard layout in Emacs (ubuntu 12.04)

I've got some problems with the keyboard layout. I have a french AZERTY keyboard. When I switch to another layout (I tested both programmer DVORAK and Greek) everything seems fine. However, in emacs, ...