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 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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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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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 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, 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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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 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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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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The ctrl space does not set mark in Emacs

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and use fvwm as the windows manager. The ctrl-space does not set mark in Emacs. It seems that ctrl-space does nothing. I use ctrl+alt F2 to go to the console, and Emacs works ...
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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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How do I enable Emacs keybindings in apps, such as 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help identify this Emacs color theme

I found this screenshot here: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/Emacs
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How to install emacs 24.4 on Ubuntu?

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 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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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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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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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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emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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'. ...