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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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?
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Emacs 24 can't find ls

I installed emacs-snapshot through http://emacs.naquadah.org/ Everything works fine except when I run dired I get this error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-error "Searching for program" "no ...
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How to select and copy on emacs by keyboard?

How to select by keyboard? After selecting , I click Menu's Edit, it shows 'Copy '. How to type copy by keyboard? Thank you~
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Change AltGr to Ctrl

I'm starting to use Emacs, and as any (Emacs) user should know, you constantly use Ctrl. However, in my current layout, the right Ctrl is too far away to be used constantly, and AltGr is in the ...
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How to swap X-Server with Emacs org-mode?

I'm quite impressed of emacs' org-mode. So I want to use it for note-taking during lectures. To use it "distraction-free" my idea is the following: I want to register a bash-command, which swaps the ...
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How do I integrate git with emacs?

What do I need to install to be able to do something like the lines below in Ubuntu 11.04? M-x git-status git-commit-file command (c key) git pull git push
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How can I make running emacsclient from the unity launcher reuse an existing emacs window

(I'm actually asking this even though I intend to supply the answer, so this is more by way of providing a tip.) If you create an emacsclient launcher by copying a .desktop file (e.g. the Emacs one), ...
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Add line numbers to GNU Emacs

How can I add line numbers to Emacs? Please explain, I'm an absolute beginner.
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Left Ctrl key not working in VirtualBox

While running an OS in VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.10 amd64, I find the the left control key is not being properly detected. (The right control key is used by VirtualBox, but the left control key should ...
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How to make the emacs not to pop up a window when using tab-completion?

When I use the emacs shell mode or in gdb, when I type double tab, the emacs pop up a new window which always cover an existed window. While in terminal, when I type double tab, to complete a ...
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Help identify this Emacs color theme

I found this screenshot here: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/Emacs
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How do I resize my emacs22 window?

I tried searching for answers but can't find any. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and have emacs22 installed: ii emacs22 22.2-0ubuntu9 The ...
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Can't see PHP files in Emac's speedbar?

I just downloaded Emacs 23 and installed the nXhtml add-on. I opened speedbar with M x : speedbar. I can see almost all file types except PHP. Any suggestions?
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Application specific environment variable settings

I'm trying to work around a known bug in Ubuntu 9.10, where using the scrollbar in emacs causes text to be highlighted, and the cursor to move. This page here shows that you can fix this by setting an ...
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How do I download the command-line emacs instead of the GUI one?

I used sudo apt-get install emacs to download emacs. I expected the command-line emacs to start when I ran emacs but instead the GUI emacs started. How can I download the command-line emacs?
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How to change font size in emacs?

I download emacs with 'sudo apt-get install emacs'. When I run emacs, I see emacs with too big fonts. I don't know why the default setup to have normal font size in emacs. How can I do that?
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Emacs keybindings for textboxes in firefox?

I'm so used to emacs that sometimes, when I'm typing something in a textbox in firefox, I sometimes try and do C-p to move up a line. It is seriously annoying to have to cancel a print dialog box ...
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An alternative to the Super key on an old keyboard

I've got a classic M-series IBM keyboard that I want to put to a use. However, it does not have a Windows (a.k.a Super) key, that I use for many windows-manager-related shortcuts. On top of it, I ...
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Force apt to remove all emacs*

I have a bug-problem with the apt-packages of emacs: >>Error occurred processing debian-ispell.el: File error (("Opening input file" "no such file or directory" ...
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IBus client for GNU Emacs: Installed, but how do I start it?

Having recently moved to Linux/Ubuntu, I'm looking for a good editor, and GNU Emacs seems to fit the bill. One thing I want from a text editor is the ability to handle Unicode Input Method Editors ...
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Is GNU Emacs Unicode compliant, or is it just Multi-Lingual aware via Mule?

I've read that GNU Emacs handles international scripts via a system called Mule (Multi-Lingual-Environment). I also read (somewhere, a while back) that there was a move afoot (in recent years) to ...
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Switching buffers in Vim

I've recently switched from Emacs to Vim, so this may just be me completely misunderstanding how Vim works. I've opened a file in Vim and make some changes but don't save them. I then use :e ...
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What differences are there between the various version of emacs available?

Ubuntu (10.10) offers emacs21,22,23 and emacs-snapshot. What are the differences between them and which one does the emacs package install by default? Also, I presume emacs-snapshot-gtk is the most up ...
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How do I set environment variables in an Emacs session launched from Gnome Panel?

My .bash_env file sets several environment variables, including PATH and EMAIL, but in an Emacs session launched from the Gnome Panel (command: "/usr/bin/emacs23 %F") these variables do not have the ...
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Upgrading to 10.10 has made the terminal go crazy

I asked this question on the unix/linux SE and someone suggested I try my luck here. The problem is this: since upgrading to 10.10, the terminal has gone a little funny. Here's a picture of the ...
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Keeping emacs from splitting the window when openning multiple files

Whenever I open more than one file at the same time with emacs, as in: emacs foo.dat bar.dat The window that opens will be split between the two files (a buffer for each file). I would like to ...
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How do I load ecb at emacs start up?

I am having trouble loading ecb at emacs startup. d@d:$ apt-file search ecb.el ecb: /etc/emacs/site-start.d/55ecb.el ecb: /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/ecb/ecb.el emacspeak: ...
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Is there an equivalent to MacRabbit's cssedit on Ubuntu?

If there is an emacs pluggin that would give me similar functionality, that would be welcome as well. Thanks!
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Window decoration of emacs23 window on fluxbox is outside screen

I am starting emacs remotely over an ssh connection. But on the emacs window I cannot find a way to resize or move it. There is no fluxbox title bar visible, and I guess the title bar is above the ...
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How to get rid of odd error line when ALT+TAB'ing away from an emacs launched in terminal

I have a very fresh install of lucid 10.04 64bit, fully upgraded, and with a raft of additional packages added. Amongst them is emacs (23.1+1-4ubuntu7). I habitually launch emacs from a terminal. I ...
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Debugging/monitoring emacs

I'm using GNU Emacs 23.1.50.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.0) and start my Emacs session inside GNU screen. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and the version of emacs-snapshot there I ...
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text editors in ubuntu? vim vs. emac vs. nano [closed]

I was wondering the difference between these text editors and which is best used with ubuntu? What are each of them good for? Are there better ones?
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root running emacs

Today, after about 20 minutes of logging in my Ubuntu 10.4, I notice the CPU and hard disk usage going up. top revealed that root was running emacs23. It is basically the same behavior described at ...