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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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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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 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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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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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 ...