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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Strange screen fragment when using emacs

I am being bothered by the strange screen fragment while using emacs. Sometimes, when I edit something in emacs, the screen gets fragmented like this: The lines are not correctly updated ...
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how to leave a process running in backgroun on a terminal [duplicate]

I am running some simulation through a server. I usually login in the server using ssh command from the shell of my laptop. then I run emacs in terminal mode and with it I start some python ...
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how to use python3 shortcuts on emacs?

I am new to emacs and I am trying to set python3 as default interpreter. I have installed from software centre the python plugin for emacs. I can run a python3 file going to pyexec-->execute ...
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How to make xterm to send the Alt key to emacs as Meta?

I see that this question has been asked multiple times. The solutions given there in does not seem to apply to my setup. Here is my story: I use ubuntu 12.0.04 LTS, with xmonad (not over gnome), and ...
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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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Xdvi crashes when used with Emacs with I/O correlation [on hold]

I use Emacs 24 to process LaTeX files. When I enable I/O correlation, Xdvi crashes within a second after launch. Apparently this is caused by a bug in libfreetype. So, my question is, is there any ...
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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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How to install emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Emacs is build from the Launchpad sources, which is based on the Debian emacs-snapshot (which is not maintained any more). The cassou PPA only has 24.3 builds available. Do you know any other ways ...
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How do you install emacs from thumb drive? [duplicate]

My internet is currently down on my virtual machine so i have a .tar file for emacs on a thumb drive and i would like to install it on ubuntu. Any help would be greatly appreciated. *I have ...
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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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Emacs hangs when run through SSHing to my Ubuntu Box (13.10),

Running Ubuntu 13.10, I cannot run emacs when sshing to my box ssh -l username someipaddress When I run emacs, it simply hangs. I have also have recently installed dbus-x11 . Before installing ...
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XEMACS mode install

I'm not expert in Ubuntu, I have installed a software called AVISPA which has with it a folder called XEMACS-Mode which is said in the Installation Manual that it will add some boxes in the Emacs, but ...
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bug in gforth.el preventing emacs24 from ppa from installing

I'm having trouble installing emacs24 from the repository ppa:cassou/emacs because of an error in gforth.el. The problem is with a known-bug in gforth.el failing on a byte-compile. I'm currently not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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 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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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 ...