With some help from the blog post found here, I have managed to write a small code for a test package (a minor mode) named
niranjan. It is as follows.
(define-minor-mode niranjan-mode "Hello world" :lighter " niranjan" :keymap (let ((map (make-sparse-keymap))) (define-key map (kbd "C-c i") 'insert-niranjan) map)) (add-hook 'text-mode-hook 'niranjan-mode) (provide 'niranjan-mode)
I hope this is correct. I saved it in
~/.emacs.d/elpa/niranjan with the name
niranjan.el. Now I expect
niranjan-mode to be listed when I press
M-x, but unfortunately it isn't. Note that I am opening a new session while pressing
M-x to use my new mode. What should be done to make a package appear in the normal package/mode list? Is there something to be done to refresh the list of packages? Have I placed the
.el file in a wrong location?