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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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 ...