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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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, ...
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Can't edit file in emacs without sudo

I have lubuntu 12.04, and I installed emacs using: sudo apt-get install emacs Whenever I try to edit/make a file, however, nothing shows up unless I run it under sudo. So I need to type in sudo ...
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Unable to do ./configure during emacs installation

I want to install emacs on my XUBUNTU 12.04. So I downloaded the emacs.tar.gz file. I did tar zxf emacs_x.x.x to extract it to a folder. Then cd emacs/ Then I tried to ./configure. This is not ...
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Unable to install Qt XUBUTNU 12.04 fresh install

I've Qt SDK which is an offline installer. According to the instructions given for installation, first I have to chmod u+x Qt_SDK_Offline.run then ./Qt_SDK_Offline.run But when I do ...
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How do I solve emacs launcher icon failures?

I've just installed emacs 24 on 12.04 following the instructions here: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30...-24-in-ubuntu/ and though it installs and I can run it from the terminal, I can't get an ...
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Emacs detaching from launcher

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I am having an issue with emacs and the Unity launcher. When I start up emacs from the launcher it opens a new window but the typical little arrows do not ...
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Emacs ignores .Xresources

I have some settings in .Xresources for emacs. Namely: Emacs.font: Monospace-10:antialias=True:pixelsize=14 Emacs.menuBar: off Emacs.toolBar: off Emacs.verticalScrollBars: off This worked fine on ...
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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in Google Chrome?

Can anyone tell me how to enable Emacs keybind on Chrome? I found some links but they are either not clearly mentioning how to do so or not what I want (I don't want external tools to be run for this ...
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reverting from emacs keybindings in chrome

I enabled emacs keybindings as an experiment using gconftool-2 and setting /desktop/gnome/interface/gtk_key_theme to Emacs. I wasn't happy with it and set it back to Default. jeff@london:~ $ ...
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New to emacs — my key bindings are different from what is described in the tutorials. How to fix this?

I'm using emacs v24 [GNU Emacs 24.0.94.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.3.20) of 2012-03-26 on meitnerium, modified by Debian] on Kubuntu 12.04. My basic problem is that emacs is not behaving ...
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Emacs column editing CUA mode - is it possible to select rectangular region with mouse?

Is it possible to select a column (rectangular) region with the mouse in emacs? A simple yes or no will be helpful to me at this point. Here are more details: Column editing is possible in emacs. ...
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How do I install the latest version of EMACS and pick the appropriate UI?

I'm running the latest Kubuntu (12.04 beta 2) and I would like to run the latest emacs (currently v24). The repos are one version behind. What's the best way to install v24 or later (and avoid future ...
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Emacs-AUCTeX-Okular

I have Tex live 2011 installed with Emacs 23. AUCTeX and Okular. I have also configured Emacs/AUCTeX to work with Okular supporting forward and inverse search. But. Here's my question. If I have ...
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Lines disappearing intermittently from both Terminal and Emacs

I'm having trouble even finding the right search terms to diagnose this problem. It's also hard to reproduce on my own machine. When I enter a command in the terminal, occassionally I will see no ...
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Is there an emacs for Xubuntu?

How can I install emacs on Xubuntu , the command: sudo apt-get install emacs doesn't work
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emacs warning Lisp directory does not exist

Whenever I start my emacs, I get warning like: Warning: Lisp directory `/usr/local/share/emacs/23.3/site-lisp' does not exist. I upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Please help me remove this warning.
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How to remap Emacs evil-mode toggle key from Ctrl-Z?

I'd like to remap the toggle key for emacs evil mode. From Ctrl+Z to something that won't confuse me like the CUA bindings (I'd like Ctrl+Alt+`, but I think that terms don't recognize that one). In ...
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Emacs unable to find fonts?

I compiled emacs from source on Ubuntu 11.10 and unfortunately, it only seems able to find the default X monospace font. How do I connect emacs with the system fonts?
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How do I get the super key working properly in Emacs?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with emacs 23. When I am in org-mode and I hold down control, windows key and hit return, I see: "C-s-return is undefined" In org-mode it tells me that C-S-RET will insert ...
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Both Thunderbird and emacs throw d-bus errors unless sudoed (X OK!)

I have a newly installed Ubuntu system to which I have added LAMP and emacs. Everything appears to be working with the exception of emacs and Thunderbird both throw similar errors: Thunderbird ...
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GNU Emacs can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13'

I got an GNU Emacs' problem, it can't work on X11 and crashes with a message "Font `Ubuntu Mono 13' is not defined" but it works fine without X, more Xemacs can run without problem, GNU Emacs is a ...
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Unable to install Emacs 24 from ppa:cassou/emacs

I followed the following instructions to install Emacs 24 on my machine (borrowed from: http://www.mikeyboldt.com/2011/11/30/install-emacs-24-in-ubuntu/): sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cassou/emacs ...
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Difference between Emacs metapackage and Emacs

I have the following sources enabled: main, universe, restricted and multiverse. On Ubuntu Software Center on 11.10 I see two packages for Emacs: The GNU Emacs editor (metapackage) The GNU Emacs ...
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Why is the JDEE package in multiverse?

Why is the Java Development Environment for Emacs package in the multiverse repository? The software is available under the GPL.
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Why is the meta key is not working when using Emacs?

Suddenly, I am not able to use any combination of meta keys. The Alt key is not working at all in my emacs. Can anyone help me on this issue?
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Settings for Gnome-Shell Window Focus + “It's all text” Firefox Extension + emacs [closed]

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 11.10 gnome-shell emacs 23 Firefox with "It's all text" extension The purpose of the "It's all text" extension is so that I can edit firefox text fields in an ...
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How can I run emacs in gnome terminal without popup interface?

Just like using emacs on putty. I just transfered to Ubuntu from windows. I also got error message when I tried to open a matlab .m file using emacs. Code: emacs job.m 701 $ emacs job.m Warning: ...
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How to open a remote file (ssh) with my local Emacs?

I use ssh to connect to a remote machine where a file is. Once the connection is established, if I run emacs the_file in the terminal, instead of launching my local Emacs, it opens an editor inside ...
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I can't change the keybinding theme from emacs to default in gnome tweak tool

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Gnome Shell. I have changed the keybinding theme from Default to emacs using Gnome Tweak Tool. For some reason I can't change it back to default. Has anyone encountered this ...
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Screen repaint problem with emacs and terminals [closed]

When I'm using emacs in ubuntu 11.10, I have the following problem: I navigate with C-N and C-P, sometimes screen is not correctly updated and I see the text garbled. Sometimes I have a similar ...
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rtl text in emacs

I'm using emacs to write my thesis. I need to create a Hebrew abstract. Is there a way to enable right-to-left text display in emacs? (the correct answer should be how can I enable right-to-left text ...
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Migrate from Gnote to Org-mode

I have lots of notes in Gnote and I consider to use Org-mode instead. How can I migrate my Gnote notes to Org-mode?
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Package emacs-snapshot-nox has unmet dependencies

I'm trying to install emacs24 for an external repository, but I receive an error regarding unmet dependencies and wonder how I can continue the installation and resolve this error? The output looks ...
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Emacs Unity global app menu integration stopped working in 11.10

Emacs' Unity global app menu integration stopped working when I upgraded to 11.10. Anyone know how to get it working?