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Commands are functions that can be invoked interactively either through `M-x` or by a key binding.

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How can I pass the NO-LINE-BREAK argument to base64-encode-region in M-x?

I'm editing YAML files where I have to frequently encode and decode base64 values in a buffer. base64-encode-region and base64-decode-region are perfect for this, but very long strings get encoded as ...
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How to scroll back through the command line history in the Emacs interactive subshell?

Let us say in the interactive subshell I run these commands: command_a command-b command_c ... command_z I type M-p to go back to command_z. But how can I scroll back the history of commands until ...
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Display corresponding key binding of command during M-x completion

As an example, when I use M-x save-buffer Emacs says in the minibuffer: You can run the command ‘save-buffer’ with C-x C-s I'm using Swiper/Ivy; I want to know if there is a way to instruct Ivy to ...
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How to find all active bindings which act on a region?

As explained https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/733/ C-h b lists all bindings available in a buffer. Is there a way to list all bindings which act on a region? For example C-w (kill-region) is one of ...
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Call function interactively and set initial content

I would like to call a function (find-file) interactively and then set the initial content of the mini buffer to my server's home folder. I got as far as using call-interactively, but after that I'm ...
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lazy find/search for commands within emacs

Is there a way to do a lazy find/search within EMACS, for commands using their description? Something in the lines of: Say I am looking for how to add indent to org mode I suspect there is a ...
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Interactive lambda functions [closed]

How do I create interactive lambda functions? (use-package general :ensure t :config (general-evil-setup t) ;;(setq general-default-keymaps 'evil-normal-state-map) (general-define-key :...
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How to specify a command that should be called by #'repeat?

I want to create a command that, when you call it for the first time, it's executed normally, but when you repeat it with C-x z, some other command is executed and the original command is never called....
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Wrong type argument: commandp cscope

My question is how to let the command SPC-m-c-Cget the function name automatically? I am using 0.200.10@25.3.1 (spacemacs), on Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit I am using cscope layer, it is great but with one ...
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How to use unread-command-events variable?

I want to generate some input from my command programmatically. I have tried using unread-command-events variable for that, see: (defun unread_test () "Repeat input after toggling input method" (...
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How to create a command that runs all of those functions on the current buffer?

I'm a total noob so be patient with me. I wrote a piece of elisp code that reads a .csv file (FILE.CSV) on which every line has the format Key, Value It composes a mail using the keys and values in ...
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Emacs Lisp Error when called as command but works well when called as function

https://github.com/Cheatinikle/Spacemacs-settings/blob/master/emacs-package/preetest-mode.el This is my full source code, and 'just-utils package is also included in the repository. The problem is, ...
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How to change the command for comment toggling

spacemacs with Evil uses gcc to toggle whether a line is commented or not. I'd like to change it to ,cc. How should I go about this in my .spacemacs file?
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Execute shell command and then some text into document

I have a python script ss.py that gets a screenshot from a connected device and puts into particular dir. From terminal I run it with the target path as an arg: $ python ss.py {document-name}/{image-...
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how to fixup line breaks?

I'm looking for a command that behaves similiar to fixup-whitespace, but I want it to also remove line breaks between objects around point.
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Command abbreviation

After running M-x magit-status Emacs provided me this suggestion in the mini-buffer: You can run the command ‘magit-status’ with M-x m-stat RET Is this a built-in feature of emacs? If not, does ...
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How to find out what command I just accidentally ran with a keyboard shortcut?

Is there a place where emacs stores commands the user has recently executed, in particular via keyboard shortcuts, and if not, would it be possible to tell it to store them somewhere? I sometimes type ...
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deactivate active region after `eval-region`

I do the following to activate the region and evaluate it M-x spc to begin mark C-n C-n C-n M-x eval-region The region is still active (highlighted) after the eval-region is performed. I would ...
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how does optional argument `ALLOW-EXTEND` in `mark-word` work?

I am switching from VIM to Emacs for just a couple weeks and trying to write some Elisp. Having difficulties to adapt, I am exploring different options to do marking and reached this function. (defun ...
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Equivalent to the ViM :smile command

In ViM, there is a :smile command that displays lighthearted ASCII graphics of a figure that smiles. Is there an equivalent command available in Emacs?
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C-g has stopped breaking out of commands like `C-x C-f` and `M-x` in graphical emacs-25

I have always used C-g (ie keyboard-quit) to break out of commands like M-x and C-x C-f. At some point not too long ago this stopped working. All that happens is that Quit flashes in the minibuffer ...
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Finding Numbers in Brackets and Summing Them

QUESTION: How can I make an emacs command M-x sum-the-brackets that scans highlighted text for all occurrences of [ <number> u ] and [ <number>u ], and sums them? EXAMPLE: Selecting ...
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How to limit when yasnippet fires?

I found that yasnippet suggests using this code to limit it to only expand when the trigger text has just been typed: (setq yas-expand-only-for-last-commands 'self-insert-command) Unfortunately when ...
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What keystrokes brings up the prompt to issue Lisp commands?

I am editing a file and I want to set the tab width (more likely the indent width) to 2 and I have come across a command (setq tab-width 2) but when I use M-x (i.e. Alt-x) on my system and I enter (...
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Run command on custom key binding [duplicate]

I am trying to customize emacs/spacemacs to run a command after a key stroke, like running eslint --fix command on the buffer to fix errors. I already tried (defun fix-errors-with-eslint () (shell-...
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My emacs doesn't contain a function in the online emacs manual

Command comment-line is not recognized by my version of emacs. How can I install this function? UPDATE: It may be relevant that my system shows at least two emacs, at /usr/local/bin/emacs; and at /...
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command works with M-x but gives “Wrong type argument: commandp” when calling through key binding [closed]

I wrote this command and key binding to use with cider for Clojure development: (defun reload-and-eval-in-repl () "Set the ns of the repl to the one in the current buffer, then eval the region of ...
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Get output of external command in the buffer

How do I get the output of (shell-command "df") (or some other more complex command, that I don't want to retype often) in the current buffer? I run it by typing C-c p after it, but then it opens ...
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Repeat n(th) last command in emacs?

I know that to repeat the last command, there is C-x z and then to keep using z to easily keep the last command in operation, but what can be done for the 2nd or 4th last command? Or is that ...
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Finding Like Variables or Functions

Is there a command that will jump cursor to other iteration of the variable or function name under the cursor? I suppose it wouldn't matter if the text is specifically a variable or function, but ...
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Emacs equivalent of the following vim operation

In the answer to a question on Quora, Gilles Castel wrote an answer highlighting the power of vim. The Question was: How would you write a C program to print 1 to 100 without loop, recursion, or ...
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Refile and keep the original

How to refile while keeping a copy of the original object in org-mode? In other words refiling works as a cut&paste while I would like to have a copy&paste.
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Reuse other command's “interactive” form

Example, I want to define a package-open-homepage command, which reuses C-h P (describe-package)'s "interactive" form. I don't want to copy-and-paste because it is too long. The following (eval `(...
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How to see the name of the command every time I run it by a shortcut?

Whenever one runs a function/command for which there is already a shortcut, Emacs shows briefly a message in the echo area to recall that there is a shortcut associated with that command. For example ...
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Prevent Spacemacs from creating double sr-speedbar

I'm trying to make Spacemacs and sr-speedbar work together smoothly. Without using Spacemacs: The command buffer is local to each buffer where it is called: Left is sr-speedbar, right is the main ...
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How to force the user to comply with a command?

First, here is the full source code of my package. Requirement Currently I'm working on a package that provides a feature which upon the user invoking several times in a row certain command in a ...
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Is there Sublime Text - style command palette in Emacs?

There is such feature as Command Palette in Sublime text: It provides searchable list of command with human-readable descriptions. Is there anything similar to this in Emacs?
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Open File and Directory: What's the Emacs command?

I would like to set custom keyboard shortcuts for the Open File and Open Directory commands listed in the File menu. The only problem is that I don't know the corresponding Lisp commands. I've tried ...
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How to change keyboard shortcuts for copy, cut and paste and set keyboard shortcut for debugger (GDB)?

I would like to set the following keyboard shortcuts: Copy (selected text): C-c Cut (selected text): C-x Paste from clipboard: C-v Debugger (GDB): M-g Now I realize that to do this I merely need the ...
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Error in using “helm-projectile-find-file”

This is my config in init.el: (require 'helm-projectile) (projectile-global-mode) (setq projectile-completion-system 'helm) (helm-projectile-on) (setq projectile-indexing-method 'alien) (setq ...
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Adding eldoc support to js2-mode

Since js2-mode does not have eldoc-mode support, I was wondering if I could get some similar functionality to js2-mode with the help of tern-mode. tern-mode has a command tern-get-type which will ...
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Custom C-arrow cursor movement

I was not satisfied with the behavior of standard C-arrow and C-S-arrow, so I wrote this functions to replace standard ones. (setq separators-regexp "[\-'\"();:,.\\/?!@#%&*+=]") (defun forward-...
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Move to the beginning of a heading smartly in Org-mode

I just started with Org-mode today and noticed whenever I press C-a on a heading, the cursor is moved all the way to the beginning of the line instead of the first character in the heading. Like so :-...
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How to make emacs automatically kill buffer after invoking delete-file command?

Whenever I delete a file that I no longer need in emacs using delete-file command, the buffer associated with the file is still open in emacs. Is there a way I can change this behaviour so that ...
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How to quickly create a new directory without using dired-mode?

Whenever I've to create a new directory in emacs, I enter dired mode, press "+" and enter the new directory name which creates the new directory. Is there a way I can avoid using dired-mode and ...
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How to retain selection after command run (indent-code-rigidly)?

I found a neat code snippet for ~/.emacs configuration: (global-set-key (kbd "C->") (lambda (b e &optional n) (interactive "r") (...
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How to disable query to turn on disabled command?

I have this in my .emacs file to disable mouse right clicks: (put 'mouse-save-then-kill 'disabled "mouse-save-then-kill disabled\n") How can I now disable the query generated by emacs to turn this ...
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How to reuse last input in command with a prompt?

Some existing functions have ability to remember last input, which you can use in the next command call - for example, replace-string will suggest the last replacement by default, while isearch will ...
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How to repeat a command immediately after calling it?

I've just called an interactive function (i.e., a command). I want to call it again, with the same arguments. I know that I can call a keyboard macro again by using e right after running it the ...
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Getting the full list of colors available in Emacs

When I run list-colors-display I get the following: which I think is a very small subset of colors that my Emacs supports, isn't it? For example, I know Emacs supports other colors (gray20, blue15, ...