Questions tagged [emacs]

emacs is a popular text editor, usually characterized by it's extensibility and 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 extension of it continues to this day.

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Keyboard layout switching by itself when I click emacs window

I use various language-learning and dictionary websites and maintain multiple language glossaries using emacs, so I switch keyboard layouts frequently (using Super-Space or the pulldown menu). This ...
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emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libffi.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am trying to start emacs but I get the error message: emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libffi.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory The error is new, meaning ...
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Text wont change emacs

I'm trying to change text using emacs but it wont change on the site. i ran command emacs /var/www/html/index.html. on emacs the text has changed, but not on the site.
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emacs 26.3 gets package-install-from-archive: HTTPS support could not find ‘ssl’ library error

I'm running emacs 26.3 (installed with Ubuntu 20.10). I'm trying to run the package manager. When I select a package to install (realgud), I get the message: package-install-from-archive: HTTPS ...
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How can I create symlinks in sshfs mounts?

Summary Even the simplest symlinks (relative, target in same directory) can't be read after they were created via sshfs itself. ls indicates the presence of the symlink but gets an error as it tries ...
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cannot use emacs in kde konsole - Output has been suspended by pressing Ctrl+S. Please press Ctrl+Q to resume

I am trying out the kde terminal app, konsole, on my ubuntu gnome machine, and I think it is great, in general. However, when I ssh to another machine, and open a file in emacs, searching the ...
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Problems sending with msmtp

I'm using notmuch message mode in emacs and I'm trying to send a message using msmtp. When I try to send a mail from within emacs it suddenly opens my default system email client, Evolution, and ...
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Evince customize key for reverse search with latex

This question pertains to latex using emacs and viewing the pdf with evince. Reverse search with evince (pdf to latex in emacs) uses Ctrl + left click. Is there a way to remap to Alt + left click?
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Package 'emacs26' has no installation candidate

I get this error message when trying to install emacs. I have run upgrade and update multiple times. The instructions here and here come up when searching my error, but are either irrelevant or do ...
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If I installed Emacs from package manager, where is the .emacs file, and how do I get Emacs to see it?

I am completely blind and am currently in a job or internship where I have to use Emacs on a regular basis to learn Lisp. I was informed by other blind Linux users that Emacspeak would allow me to get ...
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What is the purpose of each of the 5 GNU_Smalltalk Packages

The names of the packages are as follows: gnu-smalltalk gnu-smalltalk-common gnu-smalltalk-el gnu-smalltalk-doc gnu-smalltalk-browser Is there any downside to installing all of them? I already know ...
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Manually updating GNU ELPA keyring for Emacs 25

I'm getting this error whenever I run M-x package-refresh-contents or M-x package-list-packages, which is related to Emacs keyring update: Failed to verify signature archive-contents.sig: No public ...
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Replace a file and make a webpage

This is the default welcome page used to test the correct operation of the Apache2 server after installation on Ubuntu systems. It is based on the equivalent page on Debian, from which the Ubuntu ...
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After renaming a user on 20.10 I have encoding problems in emacs

Screenshot from emacs on Ubuntu 20.10 after renaming the user After I renamed the local user, there seem to be encoding problems with emacs. Before everything was fine. I used usermod to rename the ...
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How to configure Atom Beautify?

I have installed Atom editor and Atom Beautify package on Ubuntu. However, when opening a new file and trying to "Beautify editor contents" with right-click, Atom pops up the following ...
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ESS package missing in package-list-package in emacs

A newly freshly installed Ubunutu 18 and emacs GNU Emacs 25.2.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.22.21) of 2017-09-23, modified by Debian I tried to install ESS for R language, by following ...
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can Emacs24 be installed under Ubuntu 20.04

I have a new machine with a fresh install of ubuntu 20.04. For java development I use the emacs/jdee environment. After a fairly rigorous search, the latest emacs version that works with jdee is ...
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How to install Emacs 27.1 via ppa on 20.04.1?

I have a fresh 20.04.1 Ubuntu and I want to install Emacs 27. The standard emacs from apt-get is 26.3, so I want to install it via ppa. So I run software-properties-gtk, go to other software and add ...
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emacs crashing in 20.10

I just upgraded from 20.04 to 20.10 and now emacs is crashing frequently. This never happened for me in any earlier version of Ubuntu. I started from the shell and at the time of the crash, I see: X ...
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WSL Ubuntu 20.04 is giving errors when installing zathura and other programs

I am trying to install zathura, and this operation has worked fine for me on the Windows WSL2 Ubuntu-18.04. However, when I installed Ubuntu-20.04 in its stead, I keep getting errors like these which ...
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How to remove emacs28 from ubuntu? [duplicate]

When I start "emacs" from the terminal Emacs version 28 is opening. I don't know from which package manager, I have installed Emacs. which emacs shows: /usr/bin/emacs I tried removing Emacs ...
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Emacs 25 installed but not listed on Ubuntu Software as being installed

I have installed Emacs 25 using Ubuntu Software. It works. But now I want to remove it and install Emacs 26, instead. In Ubuntu Software, Emacs is not listed among the installed items. Why ?
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emacs issue with fontconfig-config_2.13.1

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1. I recently installed the emacs snap. When I run emacs, I get many Fontconfig errors and warnings. I looked for a solution and found a suggestion to regress to ...
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apparmor: how to allow emacs snap to redirect output to files on CLI?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and: $ which emacs /snap/bin//emacs $ emacs --version GNU Emacs 27.1 If I set up this file: mwe.el (defun output () (princ (apply #'concat (nthcdr 5 command-line-...
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notifications-notify not work for emacs 27.1 on ubuntu 20.04

I upgrade ubuntu form 18.04 to 20.04 recently, and compile emacs27.1 from source. Every thing is fine, except notifications-notify not work, eval below code, there is only an id shows in minibuffer, ...
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How to disable “Keybindings for desktop switching” in Lubuntu 20.04?

How to disable the shortcut keys for "Keybindings for desktop switching" for Lubuntu 20.04 as described in https://manual.lubuntu.me/stable/F/keyboard_shortcuts.html? I need to use some of ...
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I want to remap the right CTRL key to ESC [duplicate]

I want to remap the control (CTRL) key on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS laptop to escape (ESC). I'd rather not hack the xmodmap configuration if possible, because I've already remapped keys using gnome-tweaks, ...
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Ubuntu -20.04 - font config errors [duplicate]

When opening emacs I get /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libgvfsdbus.so: undefined symbol: g_date_time_format_iso8601 Failed to load module: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gio/modules/libgvfsdbus.so ...
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How do I install the *latest* version of Emacs?

I've downloaded the .tar.xz file from the GNU Emacs page, and extracted it, but now I have a huge directory full of files, and I have no idea what to do with them. The README is unhelpful, too. I am ...
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Emacs installation fails on Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to simply do: sudo apt install emacs on Ubuntu 20.04. The result is that it appears there is an error installing emacsen-common in emacs-gtk which is ultimately a dependency of all of ...
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How to install emacs 26 instead of latest emacs 28

I've installed emacs28 from snapshot (emacs-snapshot-common) without realizing it's the latest bleeding edge and not the latests stable version. I tries installing 26.3 from Kevin Kelly's repo, as ...
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How can I install emacs 27 in ubuntu LTS (18.04.1)?

Question says it all, emacs 27 doesn't seem to be available through apt-get on my ubuntu version nor PPAs. Does that mean I have to build it from source? Thank you.
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Emacs not displaying properly after Ubuntu update

I just spun up a droplet (DigitalOcean) running Ubuntu 18.04. Emacs works fine. After running apt upgrade, emacs is behaving strangely. My cursor is always off by one line and some elements don't ...
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apt stuck in weird state that “apt --fix-broken install” won't fix

When trying to sudo apt upgrade I get this: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct ...
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Don't want double emacs in Unity

I just brought up Ubuntu 18.04.4 with default GUI. I'm pretty sure the GUI manager is called Unity. (How do I find out?) First thing I did was install emacs via 'sudo apt install emacs'. Now, when I ...
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`evtest` does not report scancode for TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint on ThinkPad X1 C6

I am trying to identify scancodes for the three buttons below the space bar (above the trackpad) on my ThinkPad X1C6 using evtest as well as evemu-record. The buttons are working fine but no scancodes ...
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How to stop emacs resizing its initial frame?

This is an annoying problem I've been having for a couple years. I have ubuntu 16.04 installed on an intel PC, and also 18.04 installed on a Windows box under WSL 1. In both cases I am connecting to ...
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Rebind peek recorder's C-n key not to create new instance

I installed peek screen recorder and employ it to record gif of Emacs operations. In Emacs C-n invoke next-line, it thus create anther new instance of peek window. How could rebind peek's C-n but ...
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Prevent xbindkeys to work in terminal

I try to implement Emacs keybindings in my browser. Currently I have .xbindkeysrc and this chord "if [[ "$(xdotool getwindowfocus getwindowname)" =~ "Chrome" ]]; then xdotool key --window "$(xdotool ...
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What should my Emacs version be on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. emacs --version returns GNU Emacs 25.2.2 and apt policy emacs returns Installed: 47.0 Candidate: 47.0. Okay what? I thought the latest version of Emacs was 27 something. ...
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Error install emacs-lucid

When I upgraded from 19.04 to 19.10 there was one package that was not able to update that was emacs-lucid. When I try to upgrade it now I get the error: dpkg: warning: old emacs-lucid package pre-...
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How to Find Escape Sequences For Emacs and Elsewhere

For Ubuntu server version 18.04.3 Emacs does not recognize Alt and Shift keys the same way as the GUI. Emacs experts advised how to get the program to recognize those keys using escape sequences ...
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How to install emacs modules when using snap emacs

After upgrading to 19.10, the upgrader removed my emacs dpkg installation (a bit rude but at least I accepted it) and now the terminal recommends installing it from snap. I did, but I can't find how ...
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Broken Emacs26 Installation

So I tried installing Emacs via this PPA. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kelleyk/emacs sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install emacs26 I then get this error. You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 emacsclient -c Desktop Application not working

Dear Ubuntu Community, my goal is it, to use emacsclient (version 24.5.1) as a default editor in Ubuntu 16.04. If I double click on a text file, emacsclient opens new frame quickly. If the the the ...
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How do I install up to date version of emacs

When I install emacs I run the following: $ sudo apt-get emacs-gtk $ emacs --version GNU Emacs 26.1 I would like to use version 26.3 How can I install this?
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emacs org-bullets not supported

I'm using ubuntu 19.04 with KDE5 org-bullets doesn't seem to work for me on both terminal mode as well as GUI mode. I tried it on a windows VM, it works fine there, but not in my linux machine. My ...
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sudo apt purge emacs* removed ubuntu-desktop, shotwell etc

I wanted to do a fresh install of emacs so I tried to uninstall everything related to emacs using: sudo apt purge emacs* Here is the output: $ sudo apt purge emacs* Reading package lists... Done ...
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emacs commands system wide like in mac

I am used to a macOS where I have default basic emacs commands in every text input field. Additionally there exists the option of adding desired emacs commands by adding a keybinding.dict file in ~/...
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Emacs 24.5.1 search and replace

I can find the string I'm looking for by using Ctrl+s, but then I cannot figure out how to replace it at all. Even though there is something in the status bar that kind of seems like it's telling me ...

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