Trying to run a new version of emacs, installed on a server that I do not have root privileges on. The tutoral (C-h t) reports that keybindings, including C-v, have been re-bound.

Is there a way of telling what file caused them to be re-bound, so that I can try to prevent that file from being loaded? .emacs is clean so it must be some other file. Many other keybindings have been "helpfully" customised, so it is not realistic to simply reverse these one-by-one.

  • 1
    Try emacs -Q. If the keybindings are unchanged there, then try emacs -q. If they are still unchanged, it's your init file (~/.emacs is only one possibility: see Init file ). OTOH, if they were changed when you did -Q or -q, you cannot fix them: complain to your sysadmins.
    – NickD
    Aug 2 at 22:02
  • 1
    You might be able to fix changes which occur under -q, but it depends on how it was done (default.el can be inhibited by your init file, but site-start.el cannot). You can inhibit site-start.el by passing --no-site-file when you start Emacs, though. That's implied by -Q so if you're still seeing the overrides under that, I'd say something unusual is going on.
    – phils
    Aug 2 at 23:04


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.