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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What should I do when I get 'There are stopped jobs' error?

I face this type of situation many times. For example, whenever I try to open some file in emacs with sudo rights using: sudo emacs tet.c & Instead of asking me for the password Ubuntu just ...
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Where is the URL Package?

The URL package contains code to parse and handle URLs. It was originally part of w3, the web browser written entirely in EmacsLisp. Now it is a separate library available in Emacs 22. I am ...
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Emacs-23 does not open its file arg; Double-clicking on file opens blank emacs

When I double-click on a file and open it with emacs-23, emacs ignores its first input. It comes up with a blank white screen window being the empty "*scratch*" buffer, instead of the expected file ...
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xdg-open doesn't work in emacs (org mode)

In emacs (emacs24/xfce/saucy), when I click a link to a local file or export-&-open a pdf or html file, xdg-open is called with the target file. On my laptop system (emacs24/xfce/saucy), it uses ...
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Emacs screen drawing issues over SSH

I have a Ubuntu 13.10 server installed in VirtualBox on a Windows host. When I connect to it via SSH (tried Putty, Cygwin's OpenSSH and OS X terminal from a different machine) Emacs appears to be ...
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Two problems with Emacs and Latex [closed]

The first problem is that when (in AucTex mode) I click the "view dvi" in emacs, xdvi appears for a millisecond and then disappears. Doesn't happen for files that are just a few pages long. When I ...
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Swap caps lock and ctrl in ubuntu 13.10

Can anyone explain how to swap caps lock and ctrl keys on ubuntu desktop under unity. I use it to avoid emacs pinky.
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bash autocomplete feature doesn't work when I create function for emacs

Details about my system: I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on Oracle Virtual Box 4.3.6, from Windows 8.1 installed on an Asus Laptop. I'm using bash_completion version 1.3 release (I got this from the ...
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Emacs crashes X with nvidia drivers on 13.04

I just got a new Dell U2713HM monitor, and in order to get resolutions above 1600x1200 I had to install the official nvidia drivers (the card is a GT635). Things (eventually) got working, I have ...
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How to make emacs minibuffer vertical?

I Want to make the emacs minibuffer (where we type emacs command) vertical. Just the way we open a window by using C-x 3 Is there a way to do this?
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slime-lookup-definition not working with sbcl

One of the nicer things of programming with Common Lisp and the combination of Emacs / Slime is, that you can jump quickly to the source of builtin or your own functions with M+.. I can't get this ...
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emacs menu is not in the panel

I have installed emacs 24.3 in Ubuntu 13.10. And the emacs menu is not coming in the top panel instead just below it. My question is what need to be done to reslove this inconsitency.
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Difference between emacs24 and emacs24-lucid

After Ubuntu installation(13.10), I found two versions of Emacs 24 in my software center: GNU Emacs 24(emacs24) GNU Emacs 24(emacs24-lucid) I don't understand what the difference between them is ...
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sudo emacs crashes with tramp when I start a line with /

I run emacs in command line [-nw] on ubuntu 12.04 as root. If I start a line with '/', emacs freezes for a while and displays "Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell". please note that I don't ...
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Switching windows - type name of Window

In emacs it is possible to switch buffers by typing Ctrl-X B and you can start typing the name of another buffer, and as you type you can auto-complete the name of buffers which match what you have ...
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Metapackage vs. package / emacs

I already have emacs 23 package. Would getting the metapackage make it easy to get plugins like slime or ensime? What secifically would be better if I had the Metapackage? Should I get it? Do I have ...
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Error installing Emacs 24 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install Emacs 24 on Ubuntu 12.04 from the PPA as follows sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install emacs24 emacs24-el emacs24-common-non-dfsg ...
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How to completely remove my Emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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I am trying to set up Ubuntu as an IDE for C++

I don't really know how to phrase it, but I am not looking to use an actual IDE (codeblocks, netbeans, eclipse, etc). I have tried to follow several different tutorials, but things keep getting ...
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After the upgrading to 13.10, I can't input Japanese and Chinese in Emacs

I have just upgraded Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. It seems iBus have been made big changes.Then I just go to system setting -> text entry settings -> add "Chinese pinyin" and "Japanese anty" input ...
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Emacs editor copy and deletion

I am a huge fan of emacs.. But even after 1 year of practising on emacs I am unable to solve these three annoying issues about emacs please help me! 1.Whenever I want to copy the content from emacs ...
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Automatically enable emacs whitespace mode

I am using emacs 23. How can I automatically enable emacs white space mode whenever I start emacs? Thank you.
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Add PPA cassou/emacs

When I run following command in terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs It says: Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:cassou/emacs'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. Also I am ...
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Dead keys in emacs with ibus

I've just upgraded to 13.10 and noticed that dead keys are not working anymore in emacs (a keystroke to ' leads emacs to display <dead-acute> is undefined instead of waiting to the next key. In ...
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Emacs GTK keybindings theme in 13.04

I'm trying to enable Emacs GTK keybindings in a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't seem to take effect. What I have already tried: enabling it in gnome-tweak-tool executing gconftool-2 ...
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“no such file or directory, sml” in emacs

I installed emacs 24.3 and SML-MODE. When I open a .sml file in emacs and try to run buffer using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+S it gives: Searching for program: no such file or directory sml emacs is extracted ...
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Upstart not starting emacs --daemon

I am trying to start emacs daemon through upstart. Here is my script # emacs --daemon - Emacs daemon # # The Emacs daemon provides a server for Emacs clients. description "Emacs daemon" start ...
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How do I get emacs to open in the terminal when it is being used as the config editor?

I like to use emacs as my configuration editor, so it is the default for programs like git or cron. So I used sudo update-alternatives --config editor And chose emacs24 from the list. Unlike Vim ...
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How to use the latest stable version of org-mode?

Is there a ppa for org-mode? I'm using ubuntu 12.04. If not, can I install the latest stable version of org-mode for Emacs manually?
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How do I run emacs from terminal? This is my first time using ubuntu [closed]

Need help getting emacs going to run program for CS I class EDIT I get an error message saying emacs can be found in the following packages: emacs23, emacs23-nox, e3, emacs23-lucid, jove and that I ...
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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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Mouse wheel doesn't scroll in emacs 23.4.1 in Ubuntu 13.04

Scrolling with the mouse wheel doesn't work for me in emacs. When I try, I get the messages: mouse-4 [[or mouse-5]] is undefined I tried M-x mouse-wheel-mode, but get the error: Symbol's value as ...
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Does anybody build the lastest sawfish version on lastest ubuntu dist?

I want to run sawfish with emacs, but I find it that the default sawfish wm is too old, I try to build it from scratch, but I failed. so any tips?
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Unable to install emacs24 on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise

I've added the cassou ppa, but when I try to install emacs24 or emacs-snapshot, apt-get can't seem to find the right packages: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ... $ sudo apt-get update ... ...
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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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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 ...