Emacs Stack Exchange Community Digest

Top new questions this week:

How to get a window in a corner of the frame

Is there a built-in function to return a window in a particular corner of a frame (e.g., lower-left, upper-left, upper-right, lower-right). The following is a first draft to locate the lower-left ...

window window-splitting selected-window  
asked by lawlist 3 votes
answered by Phil Hudson 0 votes

AUCTeX + CDLaTeX pair insertion

I think CDLaTeX might be causing problems with this. If I disable electric-pair-mode and use AUCteX’s built-in completion, auto-completion of pairs such as \[\] works as expected unless I have CDLaTeX ...

latex auctex  
asked by dperrin 2 votes

Cube root in elisp

How do I take cube roots in emacs lisp? I thought of using fractional exponents like $8^{1/3} = 2$ but I didn't know how to write y as a fraction in (expt x y)

math  
asked by zeynel 2 votes
answered by db48x 4 votes

How to go to the beginning of a selection?

I selected a large region by going to the beginning line and hit C-SPC (currently mapped to cua-set-mark), and then moving to the end of the buffer with M-S->. Now for some reason, I want to get ...

mark  
asked by tinlyx 1 vote
answered by aadcg 2 votes

Specify arbitrary attributes for code blocks and keep them when converting with pandoc

Markdown and its different flavours have a number of interesting extensions, notably the [hl_lines attribute][0], which allows to highlight specific lines in a fenced code block, as illustrated here ...

org-mode org-export org-babel pandoc  
asked by harabat 1 vote
answered by harabat 0 votes

Error running timer: (void-function helm-completion--flex-transform-pattern)

Since a recent packages update (and still with the latest helm version 20220114), (almost) each time I try to use helm-for-files, I get the following error: Error running timer: (void-function helm-...

helm helm-for-files  
asked by Denis Bitouzé 1 vote
answered by NickD 1 vote

text-properties: How to add a face + additional face attributes

In this scenario, there exists one or more faces for a particular condition named "foo". When the condition changes to the name of "bar", the goal is to add an additional face ...

faces  
asked by lawlist 1 vote
answered by Drew 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Tree-based directory browser?

I love dired, but sometimes (particularly when filming screencasts) I want to see the tree-structure of a directory and its children, a la the tree(1) command. Is there a tree-oriented directory ...

dired directories  
asked by Avdi 46 votes
answered by kmicu 25 votes

org-mode , export , how to 'force' newline on lines between paragraphs?

I have an org-mode file, some sub-sections have some big paragraphs. When I export as html the whole paragraphs are displayed as single lines. I understand that I have to put a '\\' on every line, a ...

org-mode org-export newlines  
asked by xMris 22 votes
answered by nichijou 29 votes

How do I set a different location for the dot emacs .emacs file on Windows 7?

I am using a Windows 7 computer and do not have administrator access. Therefore I can not place a dot emacs file in the root directory. Is there a way for me to specify a different location for ...

init-file microsoft-windows  
asked by Startec 19 votes
answered by glucas 5 votes

How to proceed on package.el signature check failure

I just tried to install ascii-art-to-unicode from the gnu repository (http://elpa.gnu.org/) via list-packages. I get the following error: package--check-signature: Failed to verify signature ...

package package-repositories  
asked by Tom Regner 57 votes
answered by joe_maya 48 votes

How to quickly copy/move file in Emacs Dired?

In Dired mode, I can m mark files and R to move them to a destination. Some times the destination path is too long. With the destination open in a split window, is there a way to move files quicker? ...

dired  
asked by Nick 60 votes
answered by Nsukami _ 87 votes

Edit file with super-user rights

When you have to edit system files, it's an usual situation that you launched Emacs with a normal user before, so the file will be write-protected. What can I do to gain root privileges? I mean ...

dired files sudo  
asked by smonff 91 votes
answered by artagnon 111 votes

Emacs won't load theme on startup

I've installed the solarized theme package via MELPA. I can select one of the two solarized themes via `customize-theme and it activates it. When I save the theme settings it adds the following to my ...

init-file themes  
asked by user2249626 28 votes
answered by Łukasz Gruner 27 votes

Can you answer this question?

isend: Why additional C-RET required when sending code to ansi-term?

The following code (from here) allows to send lines of code to an open *ansi-term* buffer via C-RET. It works, well, but the very first time I hit C-RET, the current line is not sent (nothing happens)....

key-bindings ansi-term isend  
asked by Marius Hofert 1 vote
You're receiving this message because you subscribed to the Emacs community digest.
Unsubscribe from this community digest       Edit email settings       Leave feedback       Privacy
Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow, 110 William Street, 28th floor, New York, NY 10038

<3