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How add specifc string(ex: TODO) along with a comment character for a specifc mode?

Based on specific mode, by using a keybinding I want to add a TODO string that is preceded by an unique comment character. For example, (org-mode is exception since ** does not stands for comment and ...
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How to convert single line comments to multiline comments?

I have a bunch of single line comment blocks in C-code that I want to change to multiline. Example: // foo // bar should become: /* foo * bar */ How can I do this easily in Emacs?
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Uncommenting not working on Javascript file

I am trying to use the block un-comment command C-x C-; but I am getting the error message "Can't find the comment end". I am writing Javascript code in an .html file. The block comment ...
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How to place the comment string at the left most logical point when commenting multiple lines by pressing the comment keybinding repeatedly?

I have the comment-line bound to the C-/ like a normal person and one feature that I enjoy for uncommenting but can't quite use for commenting is the repeated pressing of C-/ to toggle comments on ...
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xref-find-references: Exclude mentions in comments?

xref-find-references finds all references to the searched symbols. In many cases I find the results to be heavily cluttered with mentions of the symbol only in a comment. Is there any way to tell xref-...
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in Fundamental mode, give certain marked text a different face

I am trying to add a new comment character in fundamental mode, but I can't get it to work. Let me rephrase that, because I think it's an xy-problem. What I really would like to have is the ...
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Commenting out some JSX code section with Emacs 27 js-mode

When I comment out (M-x comment-dwim) some section of JSX code with the new js-mode in Emacs 27, it gives: // <Grid rows={rows} columns={columns}> // <Table /> // <TableHeaderRow /&...
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Emacs auto-indenting comments in an unhelpful manner

New Emacs user here. Hitting enter after a semicolon commented line in any file type (.el and .lisp at the very least) indents the comment in a very unhelpful way that I have to assume is not intended ...
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Continue comment while editing lisp and when hitting enter

If I'm writing a comment ;; this is a comment ;; this is its second line And I hit enter, I get a new line like this: ;; this is a comment ;; this is its second line Instead of getting a new line ...
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How to set block comment style in .dir-locals.el

When I do C-c C-k (c-toggle-comment-style) the value of comment-style remains indent. To achieve the same result as setting block comments, in my .dir-locals.el I have: ((c-mode . ((comment-start . "/...
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Comment code using elisp

Input and desired output Original code Commented out code: C %% MODULE %% module_name C~ CPR C ## MODULE ## module_name lines of code ...
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Custom comment with comment-line and comment-dwim

Basically, what I want to do is to customize comment-start and comment-end when invoking different commands to then call comment-dwim or comment-line with them. What I managed to do so far is the ...
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AUCTeX highlight contents of comment environment as a comment

I sometimes use comment environment in my LaTeX documents. Is there a way to make AUCTeX display contents of this environment as a comment?
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Comment out / uncomment source blocks on state change in org-mode config file

I started to move my config file to an org-file just recently. I wondered if it was possible to use the TODO state to activate or deactivate source blocks in the entry under the heading. This way it ...
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How to highlight a single word in comments, which matches a function call?

While there are packages that handle this, I would like to highlight a single word in source code comments, using for example the warning face, when a function call returns t, using the word as input. ...
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How do I get Emacs to accept a # (hash) sign as a comment starter in a new mode?

I am attempting to develop an Emacs major mode for writing Tecplot macros. The Tecplot macro language has lots of peculiar constructs, such as a # sign for comments and $! for the beginning of a macro ...
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Change behaviour of “comment-region” in org-mode tangled source blocks?

I am experimenting with using org-mode for some of my startup config, and adding (org-babel-load-file (concat user-emacs-directory "config.org")) to my .emacs. Then I use a structure like the ...
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Org mode link in comments

Is there a way to make links work in comments? # Comment with [[link]] link Error Message: edmacro-parse-keys: C-M- must prefix a single character, not up The link would work only when separated ...
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How to change the company complete backend based on the current syntax?

I would like to have natural language completion (company-ispell for e.g.) but only when editing comments. How should the company back-end be swapped out when editing commensts?
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Emacs `captain-mode` auto-capitalization in comment

I installed captain-mode, and it worked as expected in org/text modes, but not so quite in programming modes' comment lines. The problem is it can auto-capitalize the first word from the second ...
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Can I use “comment-column” for comments in other modes than emacs-lisp-mode?

Emacs-lisp-mode distinguishes multiple kinds of comments. ; is an "end of line" comment when following code, or a "right-margin" comment obeying comment-column when indented with indent-for-tab-...
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writegood mode in code

I like to use writegood-mode for my source code comments. I feel that there should be a way to make it check comments only. However, my python files display that kind of things: and so does bash mode:...
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Set font family for comments

In coq mode I have ligatures being used: instead of "fun", it shows λ in the programming code. But in the comments lambda transformed into a character I can't even copy, so I'll attach a screenshot: ...
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comment-kill for entire region

Is there a similar command to comment-kill that kills all comments in a given region and saves them to the kill ring?
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(goto-char (region-end)) doesn't set the point to the end of the region

I have written a small elisp script which should put oneline or multiline comments based on the current buffer's major mode. The source file is here: https://github.com/amirteymuri/Com/blob/master/...
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How to align “end of line comments” in sh-mode?

I moved to column 60 of the first line and evaluated set-comment-column. Then I moved to the second column and called indent-for-comment, but it indents the comment randomly but not at column 60. How ...
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Are comment style flags insufficient to separate SQL comments?

I am trying to understand why SQL mode accepts -* as a comment block start. In sql.el, I read: (defvar sql-mode-syntax-table (let ((table (make-syntax-table))) ;; C-style comments /**/ ... ...
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Why does sql-mode think -* starts a block comment?

While typing in a SQL mode buffer, I noticed that -* starts a block comment. Why? It happens whenever I type an asterisk/star character (ASCII 42) directly after a simple dash/hyphen/minus character (...
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Can I make “comment-region” comment empty lines?

In LaTeX code I can have: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur \begin{comment} adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis ...
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Is there an emacs command to go to end of code line (before line comment and whitespaces start)

say you have that: stuff indented stuff # commented stuff We already got move-beginning-of-line and back-to-indentation for the left side. Now, for the right side... I'd love to know if you ...
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How to prettify symbols inside comments?

I'm using prettify-symbol mode together with Pragmata Pro.el. Ligatures work perfectly fine in the source code but for some reason with comments they don't. I think I'm missing something since it's ...
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Emacs custom major mode with multiple comment types

I'm trying to write my first (very simple) major mode for Emacs. My goal is to have multiple comment types, but I can't find a way to implement this. Basically, I want my major mode to make ...
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unexpected long indent after colon in web-mode

I have some trouble locating the source of 8 tabs and 3 spaces more than the previous indentation when I'm inside js inside web-mode. These appear after a line that ends with a colon. Example (note ...
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How to prevent emacs from fontifying empty part of the line?

As an example, if I start a one line comment: ;; Comment⏎ Emacs will fontify the the whole line, from the beginning of line, occupying the entire width of the window, as comment. This can be made ...
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Strange comment indentation results

I am working with a simple major mode. The format has one single line comment delimiter, i.e., %. However, I get strange results when running fill-paragraph on a comment. Specifically, the result I ...
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EMACS doesn't grey out comments

When I comment out code with combination of /* and */ in JavaScript nothing happens with text and it stays the same color. (You can see it in second part of code, one that is not grayed out but is ...
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Enable `cc-mode` documentation highlightning per minor mode

I am writing a minor mode for enabling support for JML within Java files. I realized the syntax highlighting with cc-mode's support for documentation comments. It works if I set c-doc-comment-style ...
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align doesn't indent multiple lines of C code correctly

This is my simple C code block: int main() { // the enty function in x = 100; // my new variable for(int i=1; i<2012; ++i) { // loop a lot x -= i; } } /* ...
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How to align both of comments and macro of multiple lines with space instead tabs for C/C++ code?

This is my configuration in init.el for C/C++ code which is default value in linux kernel: (setq indent-tabs-mode t) I'm using this style and won't change it to nil. And indentation and alignment ...
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Move point to just before end of a comment

Given that the point is right in front of a comment, how do I move it to the end of the comment, but before the comment end markers? For example: for a C++ // xxx comment, I would like to move the ...
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Why does emacs put a black background on comments?

For some reason emacs shows comments on a black background. The image shows an example from my emacs with the otherwise amazing color theme "aalto-dark" from the color-theme-modern package. I don't ...
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Elisp-Function to always insert “*/” in C-Mode when “/*” was typed

I want to implement the functionality, that i wrote about in the title. Since searching the web for existing solutions didn't give me anything useful, i figured i would just try and implement it ...
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How to fold / collapse the first comment block on file load?

Is there a way to fold the first comment of a file on load? While I don't like code folding in general, it can be handy in this one instance when every file has a boiler plate header which isn't ...
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C++ mode: smartly use /*…*/ for comment-dwim

I want to adjust the behavior of comment-dwim when editing c++ files: When a region is selected that either starts or ends in the middle of a line I would prefer /* ... */ comments. For the other ...
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Font-locking for text inside org-mode COMMENT blocks

While other sorts of #+BEGIN ... #+END blocks seem to get font-locking applied to them (potentially changing foreground and background colours etc.), #+BEGIN_COMMENT ... #+END_COMMENT blocks do not. ...
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How to add additional comment syntax to a mode?

In general, given a major mode with a defined comment syntax, what do I have to define or change to add a new comment syntax? By "adding", I mean setting some new characters so that they work with ...
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Elisp: Inserting Comments

I'm trying to write an elisp program that will insert a section header and footer as a comment. For example, if I need a section called "intro" for my LaTeX document, the following would be inserted: ...
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Search for “foo bar” ignoring comments and newlines

How do I search for "foo bar" ignoring comments and newlines in emacs? For example, given the tex file fragment blah blah foo % comment 1 % comment 2 bar blah blah I'd like to be able to type "foo ...
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White space being inserted before a semicolon in asm-mode

When I try to insert a semicolon in my code (in asm-mode) it seems to indent a certain number of tabs like this (usually 4 it seems): D ; And if I put another semicolon on the next ...
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indentation (with multiline comments) in batch processing

i'm trying to indent a couple of C++-files (and untabify them; and remove trailing whitespace), so i thought about using emacs in batch mode. Since I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to elpa (or ...