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Debugging is a methodical process of finding and reducing the number of bugs, or defects, in a computer program.

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How do I regenerate `~/.emacs.d/index.sqlite`?

Is it correct that the following little error novel indicates I am missing ~/.emacs.d/index.sqlite? How do I regenerate ~/.emacs.d/index.sqlite? Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-function -compose) (...
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inludegraphics macro does not ask for width etc. but only for llx, lly

Using GNU Emacs 26.3, I have a tex file with \usepackage{graphicx} and AUCTeX enabled. However, inserting a includegraphics macro does not prompt for the optional arguments defined in graphicx.el ...
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emacs27 : Depends: emacs27-common but it is not going to be installed

I has Emacs 25.3 emacs -version GNU Emacs 25.3.2 Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. GNU Emacs comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You may redistribute copies of GNU Emacs under the terms ...
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How to open 3 emacs windows when debugging using gdb

I am debugging a program that outputs 8 or more lines of display and requires input. So my IO window has to be say 10 rows or so in height. But I also want to see the source code AND of course the ...
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How to print to the stdout / stderr from an emacs graphical session?

I'd like to print into the terminal that started emacs, instead of using Emacs message, whats the most convenient way to do this in emacs that uses the terminal? (printf "some number %d some string %...
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Emacs hung with Error running timer 'blink-cursor-start'

I just installed a fresh Ubuntu 17.10 on a Dell XPS 15, and then installed Emacs from the repos with apt-get in the normal way. The moment I start Emacs, I get the error message Error running timer '...
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Debugging with dap-mode for python and taking user input

I am trying to make dap-mode for python working on spacemacs. For the most part I was able to get it working, but I am having issues taking in input on the CLI def main(): a = input(">") The ...
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Tramp hangs indefinitely when using doas on Linux

Tramp works fine when I try to edit with sudo or ssh, but when I try to edit with doas it will hang (while also maxing out my cpu). Here is some tramp output: backtrace() tramp-signal-hook-...
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(RegEx-)Replace: Sporadic Match data clobbered by buffer modification hooks

I know this was asked in other contexts already, but I couldn't find anything related to C++ development with my hooks that could help me. I am working a lot with replace and query-replace and query-...
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Scripted bookmark jump not working after startup

Add the following to .spacemacs: (defun my-bookmark-set (char) (interactive "cPlease enter a bookmark name to set: ") (bookmark-set (char-to-string char))) (defun my-...
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How can one debug a situation when emacs is unresponsive on Windows?

There is an operation in my setup which makes emacs unresponsive with high CPU. I checked the emacs process with process monitor, but it does not wait for an other process, so I guess it must be ...
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How can we get input using emacs?

In order to compile my lua code i use this config (defun lua-main-compile () "use lua to compile my lua code" (interactive) (compile "lua main.lua")) In my lua code ...
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Debuggable emacs and vanilla emacs binaries

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I would like to build an emacs binary for general usage (no debug symbols) and another emacs binary (when something goes wrong). The build is pretty straight-forward, but I ...
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How to debug emacs config / need to rerun org-mode after startup

I run emacs on Windows and I start with this command: C:\path-to\emacs.exe -q --load "C:/path-to-git-tracked-config-folder/.emacs" --debug-init Emacs starts without error from --debug-init. ...
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emacs 27 (lucid toolkit) daemon crashes every couple of minutes

Some variant of this has been asked before - emacs daemon crashing when it has been built with Gtk3 etc - but I couldn't find any solution to this. I've built Emacs 27.1 from source on Xubuntu 20.04 ...
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I see “Unnecessary call to ‘package-initialize’ in init file” but can't find the call to `package-initialize`

I'm running Emacs from HEAD on Mac OS. I installed emacs-plus using the --HEAD argument with homebrew. I did a whole grep for (package-initialize) in ~/.emacs.d/. The only reference I found to it is ...
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Byte compilation error with use-package

The beginning of my ~/.emacs.d/init.el file looks like this: ;; MELPA (require 'package) (setq package-enable-at-startup nil) (setq package-check-signature nil) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("...
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Why does every command with `M-x cider-jack-in` raise an error?

Anyone knows why any command whatsover comes up with this error? ;; Startup: /usr/local/bin/clojure -Sdeps '{:deps {nrepl/nrepl {:mvn/version "0.8.3"} cider/cider-nrepl {:mvn/version "...
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Non-hex digit used for Unicode escape error when setting org-latex-classes

When I try to set org-latex-classes with the following code: (setq org-latex-classes '(("article" " \\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{xeCJK} %\usepackage[heading]{...
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org-capture: Capture abort: Wrong type argument: stringp, org-main-file

I know this error has come up here before, but none of the answers thus far have been able to help me and no amount of googling has got me anywhere. I've been using org-capture-templates for quite a ...
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How to use `next-error` and `previous-error` without the compilation buffer visible

I want to be able to use grep to find matching lines and to be able to jump through them using next-error and previous-error however I don't feel the need to have the match list on screen and it takes ...
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How to check whether an optional param was input?

I have a command with an optional argument whose value is a number. I need: If no input argument then use default value (1000) else use input arg. (random t) (defun insert-random-number-at-point(&...
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savehist-mode: Lisp error: (void-variable pell-buffer)

I am using GNU Emacs 26.3 in macOS. For (savehist-mode 1) I keep getting following error: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable pell-buffer) signal(void-variable (pell-buffer)) savehist-...
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Unable to load color “#FFFFFF” (mouse-face)

Using Emacs 27.1 (mac port, BigSur), I get a strange behavior when I set the mouse face color using an hexadecimal description. Running emacs -Q -l show-bug.el, with show-bug.el being: (font-lock-mode ...
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Passing arguments to dap-mode (c++)

everyone. I am new to debugging with dap-mode and i can't figure out how to pass arguments. I tried by creating a template (dap-register-debug-template "GDB::Mine" (list :type "gdb" :...
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`wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p, nil` after upgrading auctex

After upgrading to auctex-13.0.1 I am getting the error wrong type argument: number-or-marker-p, nil whenever I try to compile a latex document in emacs. Activating toggle-debug-on-error and issuing C-...
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Custom theme problem - invalid face underline

I have a problem with creating my own custom theme. I'm new to doing this and my elisp knowledge is minimal. I've used the customise-create-theme option and it was working well but it seems that at ...
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Cannot call use-package on Emacs master

I can't use use-package with Emacs master. How can I find out why this is? For me, all calls (via eval-last-sexp) to use-package fail as Error (use-package): Cannot load X Disable showing Disable ...
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Function: “Symbol's function definition is void” until I C-h C-f its definition, then works fine

I've defined a function that uses popup-tip. On startup, if I call the function, I get the error, Symbol's function definition is void: popup-tip. If I call Ch Cf for popup-tip, I can find the ...
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Error when first launching Spacemacs in macOS 11.0.1

I am trying to learn Emacs. I successfully installed it and went through the built-in tutorial. I thought that installing Spacemacs would be nice so I gave it a try. I followed a tutorial and now I am ...
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symbol's value as variable is void: command, when using ibuffer-sidebar

I installed ibuffer-sidebar (https://github.com/jojojames/ibuffer-sidebar) and added the following to my ~/.emacs.d/init.el: (use-package "ibuffer-sidebar.el") (require 'ibuffer-sidebar) (setq ...
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the following functions might not be defined at runtime: lsp-format-buffer, lsp-organize-imports function ‘dap-go-setup’ is not known to be defined

I 've below emacs init file config setup I'm getting below error in the emacs startup. I don't know what might be the root cause of the issue the following functions might not be defined at runtime: ...
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How do I change the working directory used by pdb/gud?

When running M-x pdb from Emacs, the current directory seems to be set to that of the directory of the script you are running, so pdb ~/path/to/project/__main__.py Would set the working directory ...
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How can I stop iso-transl running

I have run the macport emacs 27 on macOS. The bindings of my keys as as per mac-keys-mode (and aquamacs) and have Command key acting as alt. Thus all my key bindings are A-key This normally works. ...
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Emacs freezes when pressing ESC

My Emacs usually works well, but sometimes it freezes, to be more specific: It only freezes after pressing ESC. When the freeze begins, it will always freeze after pressing ESC: I kill Emacs, restart ...
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“Symbol’s value as variable is void: org-priority-highest” using org-agenda

While I'm trying to access any of the org-agenda options or commands! I always get this error Symbol’s value as variable is void: org-priority-highest and the list shows nothing even though I've set ...
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emacs org-mode error during installation in windows

While I try to install org-mode using M-x package-install RET org RET, I am getting the following error. I am new to both emacs and org-mode and using Windows 10. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-...
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Debugging and setting breakpoints in Java code built with Gradle

I am using Emacs (v24.4) for writing Java applications. I have created a Java library that I am building using Gradle (v2.2) and testing with Spock Framework where I have all my test cases. I would ...
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trace-redisplay: How to see stderr from within Emacs?

When building Emacs, I use ./configure --enable-checking='glyphs' so that I can take advantage of some of the built-in tools such as M-x trace-redisplay. The redisplay debugging messages can be seen ...
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Help using compilation-mode or similar to use next-error to navigate bash debug output

Using "set -x" in bash script, outputs each executed command to an ouput file. eg here is part of the bash script #!/usr/bin/env bash # This is called by (my) .xinitrc, xdm and _should_ be ...
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Error in newly installed magit -head branch header wrong type argument

I just installed the magit package in emacs 26.3 (using CentOS 7 OS). When I start it with M-x magit, I get the error below. It works fine for me in an older installation, and the only difference I ...
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Log Tramp traces to a file

I am experiencing some Emacs Tramp connection problems and want to ask for help. However in my case Emacs hangs completely because of Tramp and there is no way I can access Tramp debug files. (it is ...
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Debugging a frozen Emacs

I am using mew for my e-mail. I need to use TLS with my email provider for SMTP. However, when I try to invoke that, Emacs freezes. I would like to take this opportunity to learn more about Emacs ...
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Link broken in inline comment

[[link]]@@comment:[[link]]@@ # [[link]] * link I get the message "No Link Found" when clicking on the [[link]] within the inline @@comment:[[link]]@@. The link works fine with emacs -Q, ...
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How can I debug a hang when debug-on-quit doesn't work?

I have a problem with haskell-mode where Emacs will hang every time I open up a Haskell file. Mashing Ctrl-g a few times will get the file opened. So I would imagine setting debug-on-quit would allow ...
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How to know which function triggered an autoload of a library

How can I monitor when Emacs loads a library because of an autoloaded function, and also know the name of that function? EXAMPLE:  I type M-x eval-buffer in a buffer where one of the functions uses ...
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`<dead-grave> is undefined`

for a few month, I use Emacs for Latex, and I am French. today (for the first time) when I use C-c ` to see my errors, Emacs answers <dead-grave> is undefined I try to add in my .emacs (...
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Use edebug to trace ivy-read OR how to prevent focusing in minibuffer

I would like to understand more of the internals of ivy-read. So I tried using edebug to trace some of the helper functions in ivy.el. However, upon entering edebug, the focus always is in the ...
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Fontlock markup disappers when visual line is active

I have the following setting in my .emacs.d folder. (defface org-commentary '((t :foreground "tan1")) "Face for commentary text in org mode") (defface org-commentary-delimiter ...
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Realgud to default to my most recent python executable

When I run realgud for python debugging, with: M-x realgud:pdb I see this prompt: Run pdb (like this): python -m pdb /home/username/work/place/scratch.py I'm using a conda environment installed in ./...

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