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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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How can I configure Emacs to use ~/.config/emacs/init.el?

How can I configure Emacs to use ~/.config/emacs/init.el instead of Emacs creating a new .emacs.d directory for customization? I want Emacs to utilize ~/.config/emacs/init.el for my configuration ...
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How do i restore Ubuntu Gnome Desktop settings

I uninstalled (completely) emacs to prepare for re-installation. It seemed that the emacs package contains system apps of some sort... because when I went to make "ubuntu desktop" changes, ...
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I am not able to uninstall emacs from ubuntu using the terminal?

I am trying to uninstall emacs from my ubuntu system but I am not able to do so. I have run the command sudo apt-get remove --purge emacs. But still, I see emacs present in my system. I also tried to ...
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Cannot open files with Emacs after mounting Google Drive on Ubuntu using ocamlfuse

I have installed a FUSE filesystem for Google Drive so that I can mount my Drive on Ubuntu. It's something I have done before on other machines with no problem. Everything is installed and mounted ...
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emacs: libotf.so missing

I'm new to ubuntu and linux in general and I'm trying to install FUSE so I can install .appimage files. But when I try to install or upgrade something using apt or apt-get i get this error: emacs: ...
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Graphics problem with emacs after upgrade to 22.04 LTS

When I open emacs in 22.04 LTS the window has a graphics problem, some colored runes on black background but no text. I'm working in a Virtual Box on a Windows 10 host. The problem occured after a ...
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Remap Keys in EMACS

Specifically I want to remap the PAGE UP key to the HOME key and the PAGE DOWN key to the end key page up -> home page down -> end what should I add to the emacs config file. Thanks.
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How to run emacs daemon as a systemd service with Wayland on Ubuntu 22.04+?

The stock systemd user service file for emacs 29.1 looks something like this: [Unit] Description=Emacs text editor Documentation=info:emacs man:emacs(1) https://gnu.org/software/emacs/ [Service] Type=...
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Remapped Caps-Lock Keybindings stop working on Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland

I am experiencing a peculiar problem on my Ubuntu 22 system running under Wayland. I have remapped the Caps-lock key to function as an additional Control key using the following script: remap_caps() { ...
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Emacs on ubuntu

I installed emacs from the command line. All went well (More or less). I edited some files and set the preferences to my liking. I saved verything & quit the command line session. Now I want to ...
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Emacs starts utterly maximized -- can't see Dash or System Tray

In my Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, I inadvertently hit some combination of keystrokes, and now whenever I start Emacs it wholly maximizes itself --- to such a degree that the Dash bar and the System Tray are ...
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Problem with quicklisp slime-helper

I'm running EMACS 27.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. I installed a new EMACS, and have been slowly making a configuration file. After I added the line (load (expand-file-name "~/quicklisp/slime-helper.el"...
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How to quit emacs bottom buffer in magit mode

When using magit in emacs, I have problem with this bottom buffer, which list some options and commands for magit. My questions: How can i apply a selected options. for example: -n Limit number ...
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libtiff.so.5 issue with emacs after upgrade to Ubuntu 23.04

When I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 23.04 from 22.10, I was unable to start Emacs (I am using Doom Emacs). In the terminal I get this message: emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libtiff.so.5:...
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Warnings & Errors when launching Emacs from WSL

I have a WSL Ubuntu system with systemd enabled. I also configured snap and installed my Emacs using snap. When I start Emacs from WSL console, I can see the GUI and use Emacs. But I got the following ...
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Two files with exact same permissions, but one is opening read-only

On an Ubuntu 22.04 VM, when I look at my files, I see that they have read/write/execute permissions set up correctly for root and vboxsf: $ ls -lrt foo.pvs bar.pvs -rwxrwx--- 1 root vboxsf 23492 Jan ...
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Emacs from activities overview behaving differently than emacs from terminal - how to find our what command is run

DISCLAIMER: With "activities overview" I mean whatever is invoked when pressing the Super key / Windows key. I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 and depending how I start emacs (v27.1, installed using ...
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emacs installation broke my apt and dpkg system

I messed around with emacs installation some weeks ago, now I cannot install other packages anymore using dpkg for example sudo apt install apt-transport-https gives me >>Error occurred ...
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cool-retro-term doesn't understand the {} symbols

I installed cool-retro-term. It works fine except for one thing: when I try any text editor (vi, emacs, etc), I cannot write the symbols {}. When I used another terminal, I do not have the problem (...
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Okular (Snap & Flatpak) problem with inverse search

I am on Ubuntu 20.04, and the Okular versions available to me seem to be the following: apt: 20.04.0 snap: 20.12.3 flatpak: 22.04.03 I would like a version > 20.12, because that allows me to ...
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Unable to completely wipe emacs - getting emacs-gtk errors

As the title says. I had a corrupted emacs installation so I'm trying to purge everything before reinstalling. Unfortunately, whenever I run: sudo apt-get remove emacs-bin-common emacs-common emacs-el ...
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Gcc Emacs under 22.04: libotf0 missing

My emacs executable points to version 28 installed from source following these instructions, and works as expected under 21.10. Upon moving to 22.04, running emacs returns the following: libotf.so.0: ...
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Why did upgrading Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04.4 break emacs?

I just updated my ubuntu to 20.04.4 and noticed that emacs is no longer there. Other programs that I had downloaded prior to updating, like racket and ocaml, still work. Emacs however, is not working -...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu provide the compiled version of emacs .el files

I just noticed that when I start emacs on MATE 20.04, the system packages it loads are source files, not their binaries. I'm curious to know why since, as I understand, the binaries load much faster. ...
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Open + Save File window buggy in several applications (resizing left side also changes right side, moving window moves application, etc.)

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04, and several applications (Emacs, Firefox, Okular, Libre Office, OpenSCAD) all have buggy popup windows for opening and saving files. For example, when saving a file in Firefox ...
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Ubuntu 21.10 - English (US) Layout - Right Alt not recognised

I have an English US keyboard (it has an Alt on the right of the spacebar), I have set the English US Layout and if I use "Show Keyboard Layout" and press the right Alt the key on the right (...
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Write .odt file from Emacs text buffer

I've got a text buffer with some italics, indicated in each case by the italic text property. All I want to do is somehow write a .odt file from Emacs, which appears exactly same as the text buffer ...
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emacs error in Ubuntu of MobaXterm

I am using Ubuntu on MobaXterm Personal Edition v21.2 on Windows 10. Whenever I open emacs editor, it opens and works fine, but I keep getting dconf-CRITICAL ** with following error lines multiple ...
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I can't indent my file indentation

I write C file on Emacs and I'm using 4 tab width for my files. In Emacs, I see that my file is indented with 4 tab-width. But when I try to read my file with cat command, I see that my file is ...
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el-get in Emacs "No Match"?

Demonstrating this problem on 20.04: sudo apt install el-get Run emacs, hit Meta+x and type el-get-install Get "No Match". Attempt to solve it: Run dpkg -l on el-get and observe that there ...
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Emacs still shown in 'Software' program even though it's uninstalled

Emacs is still shown even though I've removed and purged it. It's not installed it, the terminal lets me know it's not installed and I can't lauch it, yet that remains. What can be done?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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 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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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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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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