In my init file I have this:

(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook (lambda () (linum-mode 1)))

So it shows line numbers only for programming modes. I tried to do the same with hl-line-mode, but it does not work:

(add-hook 'prog-mode-hook (lambda () (hl-line-mode 1)))

Why is that? Both are buffer-local minor modes, according to the documentation.

Thank you.

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    It does work for me. Have you tried with emacs -Q? – JeanPierre Nov 20 '16 at 14:50

There was an unrelated problem where a symbolic link was not set so the changes I made to the init file were not being loaded. Now it works.

  • Please accept your own answer so we can close this question. – Dan Dec 20 '16 at 20:44

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