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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Disable X support for emacs globally [duplicate]

First, I tried installing the latest emacs-nox, but that did not work. Then, I added -nw to my ~/.bash_aliases, which works in most cases, except when I need to run sudo emacs [file] I still get ...
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how to uninstall emacs from command line?

I have ubuntu 12.04 I installed emacs using below commands. $ apt-get update $ apt-get install emacs Then, as expected, I could find emacs while searching in dash. Next I wanted to uninstall ...
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How to upgrade to the latest Emacs?

I have Emacs 24.3.1 and I'd like to upgrade to the latest Emacs 24.4.x. All documentation that I have visited suggests building from a tarball or source. Is there a reason why there are no package ...
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emacs keeps popping up “buffer menu” when I don't want it

Ubuntu 14.04, HP ZBook GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.9) When I'm typing into a buffer, or just moving the cursor with ^N,^P, etc, often emacs pops up a "buffer menu" ...
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Shall I install update for my self installed emacs?

Yesterday, I installed the latest Emacs 24.4-1 from its official site by compiling its source code, because the one in repository is older. But today the software update notifies me if I want to ...
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Clicking Link in emacs no longer opens page in browser

Up until yesterday, clicking a link in emacs would open the corresponding page in my browser (Firefox). Sometime yesterday this changed to always open a new window in the browser, on the home page. ...
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Latest Emacs Version, Windowed GUI

I am having an issue with GNU Emacs 24.3.1. I usually only use emacs for the purpose of compiling .pdf or LaTeX documents. And I am unable to open the program correctly via terminal use. I initially ...
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Changing default settings in emacs 24.3.1

I am trying to set some default settings in emacs. It was sufficient to just edit ~/.emacs. I tried after updating my Ubuntu and this option is not working, any suggestions?
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What is the purpose of the package emacs24-common-non-dfsg?

I tried to run C-h r from Emacs, but got error Info file emacs does not exists After googling i found the package emacs24-common-non-dfsg. What is the purpose of this package, and why would I ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Is it possible to transform sublime text or emacs to something like bpython?

I'm using sublime text 3 and I like it a lot, but maybe a bit more love for bpython. It detects what libraries are installed and has autocompletion for codes that weren't previously written in the ...
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Short keys to make a line comment in shell script Emacs?

I want to write shell scripts by using Emacs. I have already known to turn shell-script-mode on, but still don't know which short keys to make a line become comment. For example, which short keys in ...
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Copy-Paste from Mac to Emacs of ubuntu

(* I have post the same question on AskDifferent, so far I have not got any answer yet, I guess here fits this question better *) I use version 10.9.2 of OS X and a virtual machine 6.0.5 VMware ...
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dpkg --status package_name

I'm just playing around with Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I installed emacs, and wanted to double check if it was. ~ 1496 $ dpkg --status emacs dpkg-query: package 'emacs' is not installed and no information ...
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Problem rebinding isearch key in Emacs

Hello I am trying to rebind the Emacs key for isearch (C-s) to the more CUA like C-i becuase C-s is bound to save. I did the following: (global-set-key "\C-i" 'isearch-forward) (global-set-key (kbd ...
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When I install packages, I keep getting fontconfig warning

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a virtual machine, and I was installing packages, specifically text editors in this case (emacs23, sublime, vim..). Anyways, I get this massive warning of font ...
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Build Emacs: cannot find -lpng15

I'm trying to build Emacs 24.4 and this error occured: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpng15 collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [temacs] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory ...
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Find and replace in whole buffer for emacs23

I have been using emacs for years, but am by no means an expert. When I got my new verion of Ubuntu I got the latest version of emacs (24), but hated it, so dropped back to emacs23. It is like what ...
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Use Super+C/V for copy-pasting in Emacs

In Emacs I activated the option to use CUA keys for copy/cut-pasting with C-c/C-x/C-v. However sometimes it creates a problem when using Latex/Auctex key shortcuts, because it "eats" the first C-c or ...
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Choosing the right path for a download and emacs help [duplicate]

I am trying to set up the STk Scheme Package onto my machine. So far almost all of my downloads with Ubuntu have been from the public repository using Terminal which makes it painless. I am having ...
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Long-press enter as Control key

I am a Emacs user and I want to have Long-press enter as an extra control key. I used to do this in Mac OS with KeyboardRemap4Macbook. But was not able to find it how to do in Ubuntu Unity. This would ...
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How can I use emacs instead of Ubuntu SDK to write Ubuntu Touch Apps?

I want to use emacs and console tools instead of Ubuntu SDK to edit and debug my projects. Where can I learn about doing that?
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Terminal screen will not be refreshed after suspending program: is this a bug or a default configuration problem?

Sometimes after suspending emacs(CTRL+Z) terminal screen refreshes incorrectly: Never experienced this problem in Ubuntu 12.04 (my current version is 14.04 with gnome-shell 3.6.2)
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Replace a specific section of code

I don't know what could do this, sed, vim, whatever. Lets say I have 30 functions, to keep it simple, i'll show 3 #first function AddOne = [ a+1==b, b+1==c ] # second function ...
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Emacs freezing for a few seconds while in use

My EMACS tends to freeze for a few seconds while I am typing code, and I am not sure what is wrong as when I monitor my CPU and RAM usage, there are no visible spikes. System Info: Ubuntu 14.0.4 ...
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Why ubuntu has vi , emacs ,nano with os default?

I am new to ubuntu ..So basically an OS has an app for a purpose.. But ubuntu has three basic text-editors..like nano, vi, emacs ... So what is the reason for that? and what are the advantages and ...
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How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file?

How does gedit detect the encoding of a text file when opening it? I notice that gedit can always find the correct encoding when opening a text file of mine, while chardet can often fail to and ...
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How to convert a text file with mixture of encodings to a single encoding?

I created a text file by copying its different parts from different sources (webpages, other text files, pdf files) into gedit and saving it to the file. I guess that is the reason that I have ...
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Upgraded to 14.04 but have a problem editing grub

I am trying to edit this file to add "nomodeset" to the end of the line. Is there any way to edit a buffer? Is there a work-around for this?
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Dependency Problems after updating to 14.04?

I can't seem to install or uninstall anything after updating to 14.04 because emacs and LaTeX was broken. I think I removed all the corrupt LaTeX files, but the emacs ones won't go away. Anyone know ...
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Configuration error for pep8 and flymake for emacs

I am trying to configure pep8 to ignore E221, E222, and E226 (all related to spacing around operators). I followed this documentation https://pep8.readthedocs.org/en/1.4.6/intro.html to generate a ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Emacs keybindings in Lubuntu

Is there a way to enable ubiquitous emacs keybindings in Lubuntu? I've seen solutions for Ubuntu and Xubuntu, such as emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04, but I haven't found one for Lubuntu.
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How to avoid unity lens to capture the meta key so I can use EMACS? [duplicate]

When I use the graphical EMACS and I want for, for example, execute M-x . as soon as I press the Meta key the unity dash opens and I lose focus from emacs, this is really annoying. how do I avoid ...
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Disable system shortcut for a single application

When I use emacs, I want to be able to use C-q (quoted-insert). However when I do that in Unity, the program quits since C-q is the system-wide shortcut I set for closing a window. I want to keep C-q ...
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Compile error: checking for libXaw… configure: error: No X toolkit could be found

Can anyone solve this error? After I configure emacs and run make, i get the following: [jroberts@pc emacs-24.3]$ make make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. Here is the ...
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How to install melpa in emacs

I need to install MELPA into my emacs 23.3 version. I have googled for the ways to install it but couldn't find/understand any of them. Can anyone please help me with installing MELPA. I am using ...
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Unparseable output from pylint in emacs

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (clean upgrade, not in-place). I found that I couldn't call pylint from within emacs (M-x pylint) as I used to, so I installed the package python-mode. Now ...
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Emacs 24 in Ubuntu 14.04: Can I remove whitespace of the toolbar?

I have installed Emacs 24 in Ubuntu 14.04 using sudo apt-get install emacs. However it has strange white space in the leftside of the toolbar. Can I remove that, or at least change the color of it? ...
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How to transform Vim configuration into Emacs one?

I need to setup Emacs editor by preparing the ~/.emacs configuration file. I have been using Vim for years and now I want to switch to Emacs for various reasons that are out of scope of this post. To ...
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How to obtain an Italian dictionary to spell-check within GNU Emacs which correctly recognize accented characters?

I am editing documents in Italian with GNU Emacs and I am used to spell-check my files with ispell. I have an Italian dictionary already installed (the iitalian package for ispell), but it doesn't ...
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Copy & paste non-ASCII characters to an Emacs window from another window doesn't work correctly

I work with emacs with iso-8859-1 coding system. I use emacs23. I have these lines in my .emacs file: (setq default-buffer-file-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) (set-selection-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) ...
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Dinotrace installation

was trying to install dinotrace viewer. instructions at: http://www.veripool.org/projects/dinotrace/wiki/Installing got the following error in make install command: *** Lisp files not installed, you ...
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How to update the software database? [duplicate]

I have setup two disks on my computer, Ubuntu, / and /home. Later I found the disk space on / is not big enough (just 20G), so I installed my texlive to my own disk, somewhere under $HOME. Now I want ...
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Emacs and xft fonts

I'm trying to set up Consolas font in emacs. I built emacs with --configure --with-xft and put: Emacs.font: Consolas-16 Emacs.fontBackend: xf to the .xsession But when i'm trying to start emacs ...
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ipython emacs send code to interpreter

I am using ipython3 with emacs. It works but I would like to define a command that automatically send the highlighted code to the console. How can I do that? This should be a short cut for the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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Emacs doesn't kill-yank anymore after Xubuntu upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded Xubuntu on my laptop from 13.10 to 14.04. Emacs' version is 24.3.1. Everything is working fine except the kill-yank system (copy-paste). To investigate this, I open emacs in my home ...
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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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Emacs key inserting problem

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and since then I started to have a weird problem with my Emacs. When I type the ° character (which maps to dead_abovering on my keyboard) it inserts the sequence ...