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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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`gud-print` results in “Text is read-only” message

Whenever I run gud-print (C-xC-aC-p) with my cursor positioned on a variable while debugging with GUD (specifically via the gdb command), I get the message "Text is read-only" in the echo area. I can'...
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How to see *Messages* buffer in Spacemacs?

How to see *Messages* buffer as advised in this answer - https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/32069/23367? Why do I need this? I am new to Spacemacs and I am trying to understand how it can help me ...
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Recentf doesn't remember all files

I have the following problem with recentf. If I open a file from commandline like emacs myfile the file myfile doesn't appear in the list of recently opened files (I also checked directly the file ....
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ansi-term - wrong type argument: characterp, return

When using ansi-term on Emacs a get the following error whenever I press enter in char-mode: wrong type argument: characterp, return I used toggle-debug-on-error and get the following: Debugger ...
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Figuring out what plugin is messing with my input

This is a more general question so I would like to know how to actually debug something like this. Suppose that I have some plugin that does section completion as code is being written. For example ...
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Need help with `expand-region`: Symbol’s function definition is void: org-outline-overlay-data

If I try to use er/expand-region but it fails with Symbol’s function definition is void: org-outline-overlay-data. org-version : Org mode version 9.2.2 In the release notes for the current org (9.2),...
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end of file during parsing during org-mode export to latex

I have a weird thing going on with emacs on Fedora 29. Once in a blue moon, my Emacs will go HA! you cannot export to LaTeX with the "error": end of file during parsing during. However, if I move ...
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Get backtrace from error programmatically

If an error is signalled in Emacs Lisp code, and debug-on-error is t, I get a backtrace buffer that makes it easy to figure out where the error occurred. However, for errors that occur while ...
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Wrong type argument: symbolp, possible mismatched parenteses in .spacemacs

I am trying to apply a fix to make it easier to change todo status in org mode. The code is the following: '( (org :variables org-want-todo-bindings t) ) from https://github.com/syl20bnr/...
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How to debug startup problem, if `--debug-init' has no effect

When I launch Emacs24 (in an Ubuntu machine) I get an error message in the init procedure. Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading `/home/nivaca/.emacs': But when I launch it with ...
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Invalid read syntax “#”

I'm having trouble using: (add-hook ’before-save-hook #’gofmt-before-save) This is supposed to format the go code before saving. The error I get is: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (invalid-read-...
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Emacs flashes when changing buffer with `ido-switch-buffer`

When I change buffer via ido-switch-buffer and enter a python buffer my entire Emacs flashes visually for a second. If I handle other files the same way, it does not. What can be the reason for that? ...
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Emacs typing backwards

So, sometimes when I go into a buffer that has a [ as the first character (such as .ini files) emacs suddenly starts typing everything backwards. In other words, if I press the keys y e s I get out s ...
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How can I identify all changes to match-data?

I have a sporadic error when running query-replace: Args out of range: #<buffer lib.rs>, 0, 1 There are similar questions: Match data clobbered by buffer modification hooks (RegEx-)Replace: ...
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Multiple URL formats for bug-reference-mode

I’m working on a project which is version controlled using GitLab. GitLab, unlike GitHub, uses two separate URL endpoints for issues and merge requests (AKA Pull Requests): https://gitlab.example....
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Ctrl-g will stop Emacs(terminal) and send it to background, ending with core-dump

I'm using Ubuntu server without GUI(ssh into the server), so I use Emacs in terminal, but since the first day I use it, Ctrl-g will stop Emacs and send it to background multiple times one day, it is ...
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Cannot jump to file or location link in grep-mode or compile-mode

I have recently installed emacs on a new system (Manjaro arch-linux), using my usual configuration (available here, if relevant). However, the jump function never works on this new system: whenever ...
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Valgrind interface for emacs

Is there an interface similar to 'gdb-mi' for using Valgrind in emacs? What are some ways to use Valgrind inside emacs?
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Invalid function: treemacs-block

I use treemacs for project management. For some reason (even if I don't have treemacs buffer opened) when I try to launch Dired for the first time I get invalid function: treemacs-block What is even ...
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how to resolve Symbol's value as variable is void when using ledger-mode

I am trying to setup a workflow wherein I generate Ledger files from different record files. Typically I like to view them in ledger mode after cleaning but if I make a change to the conversion, then ...
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After `M-x pdb` switch to `compilation-mode` automatically?

M-x pdb is great while debugging. When the python process exits though, often there is a traceback left behind in the gud buffer that I'd like to view using compilation-mode so I can use next-error ...
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Debugging in Unity3d with emacs?

I develop in Unity, and have been using emacs as my text editor for development. Debugging however has always needed to be done through monodevelop (and it crashes half the time while doing this). My ...
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Spacemacs error when loading `.spacemacs` which uses package `flycheck`

I added the following at the end of my ~/.spacemacs file: (use-package flycheck :defer t :init (global-flycheck-mode)) When I do this, I get Spacemacs encountered an error while loading your '/...
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Why is check-ert output cut at 70 characters column?

Sometimes when packaging emacs packages for Debian, I need to debug test failures. Then the debugging output is cut at 70 characters like in this bug report: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport....
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Why do parts of my Emacs buffer turn invisible when I'm writing elisp?

When I'm writing elisp code, parts of the buffer that I press enter on turn invisible (i.e. they get the property invisible set to t). I haven't been able to reproduce this reliably, because it doesn'...
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How to issue commands to pdb?

I have been trying to use pdb to debug my Python program, however whenever I get to this screen I don't know what to do. Usually when I use pdb I just type commands after (Pdb), but when I try to do ...
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Get asked to confirm safe theme forever

I created a theme which I stored in ~/.emacs.d/themes/, added this directory to custom-theme-load-path, and put (load-theme "the-theme.el") in my init.el. Now restarting emacs, I get prompted whether ...
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Unknown *emacs* process

I recently realized that every time I lunch emacs, after a minute, a strange buffer appear in buffers list that is linked to an emacs process, infact it also appear in system's process list: When I ...
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Multiple Quit messages in my *Messages* buffer

When I hold C-p or C-n to navigate any page, the movement is jerky and I get multiple Quit messages in my *Messages* buffer. I checked the C-h l to see the commands ran, it only has the C-n [next-...
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eval-after-load and define-key of raise-sexp results in an error of “Unbalanced parenthesis”

(eval-after-load 'lisp-mode (define-key emacs-lisp-mode-map (kbd "C-c r") 'raise-sexp)) When above lisp is evaluated, it shows following error message. up-list: Scan error: "Unbalanced parentheses"...
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neotree: `all-the-icons-icon-for-dir` raises void-function error

I am getting an error with neotree and i dont know why the arguments from call-interactively are nil. Edit: The Problem is within neotree and i have an empty init file just with neotree and the ...
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M-= shortcut suddenly stops working in Emacs in KDE

I'm trying to run M-= on a region of text, but nothing happens. I think the shortcut is registered (I don't get a message like "M-= is undefined") but the execution stops for some reason and there is ...
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Adjust end index in selected region

Following the advice given here, I wrote the following code to enclose the text selection in phpbb italics tags : (defun wrap-in-phpbb-italics-tag (b e) "does what its name says." (interactive "...
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Wrong type argument: stringp, (“~/capture.org”)

I am setting up a few hydras, one of which should open a frequently accessed file. The following command works, if I bind a keyboard sequence to it: (lambda () (interactive) (find-file "~/capture.org"...
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Emacs/realgud/Python: How to display variables at each step?

Using emacs and realgud one can have a separate buffer that automatically shows where the program is currently stopped (by displaying that line of source code). Is there an easy way to get realgud to ...
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fault-tolerant `check-parens` resp. `scan-lists`

Looking for a way to have a fault-tolerant navigation. I.e. in case of broken syntax, uncomplete forms etc. --when check-paren fails--, it should try some heuristics. Unfortunatly can't use check-...
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Problem debugging in `gud-mode' (M-x `gdb' with `many-windows' enabled)

I'm debugging a large codebase (written in C++). Everything works perfectly if I run gdb from a regular terminal as follows: $ gdb <program-name> Reading symbols from <program-name>......
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gdb-many-windows causes hangs in emacs 24.5

When running gdb -i=miand then attach to the process for debugging, emacs hangs for like 5 minutes before I can type anything. After trial and error I found it is caused by the following line in my ...
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Unclear error message from a function call in my init file

With my Emacs 26.1 on my 10.13.6 Mac, I want Emacs to systemically open my file located at /Users/ewandelanoy/Documents/html_files/Printable/latinized_agreda2.txt with the mac-roman-mac encoding, ...
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how to get region start and region end from the whole buffer as variables to call another func

(defun buffer-to-shell() (let (buffer mark-whole-buffer))) (shell-command-on-region start end "sed s/foo/bar/") ;; start, end not defined ) As you might see there are undefined variables start ...
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Read-only text stops working after a while

This is a very strange issue and its cause is hard to determine. I often leave Emacs open for days, or even weeks at a time. My current emacs-uptime is 9 and a half days. That's pretty normal and ...
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Identify which mode is throwing an error

I am attempting to edit a file. Emacs is preventing me from making the edit, and throwing: Args out of range: #<buffer user.action.js>, 4965, 17721. It is completely not obvious to me where this ...
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When I start Emacs: Symbol's value as variable is void: shell-mode-map [duplicate]

System: Windows 10, Emacs 26.1, Helm 3.0 In my init.el: ;; Shell commands history (define-key shell-mode-map (kbd "C-c C-l") 'helm-comint-input-ring) When I start Emacs I get the following error: ...
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helm-comint-input-ring - get error: shell-mode-map

windows 10, emacs 26.1, helm 3.0 I use C-c C-l (comint-dynamic-list-input-ring) I get something like this: But I don't like this. I want to use helm-comint-input-ring. I want to get something like ...
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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 fix org-dotemacs broken by latest update?

I'm sorry to have to ask this, but lisp debugging is not one of my strengths. For some time I've been happily using Joe Bloggs's somewhat hoary but useful org-dotemacs.el system to maintain my emacs ...
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Show line number on error

Say that emacs throws some error that I don't understand. Or maybe the error says "Symbol's value as variable is void: modes", but there are many occurrences of the symbol modes in my code, so I need ...
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How to create a customized translation table when using the command translate-region?

When using the command translate-region, the command asks to use which table. There are already some predefined tables (by pressing TAB) such as cp51932-decode cp51932-encode eucjp-ms-decode ...
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How to troubleshoot a key binding prompting for more key presses?

I have a function bound to Ctrl-b, this runs a command immediately, however after some time running emacs, pressing this binding shows text C-b in the message bar, prompting for other keys to be ...
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Halting Clojure debugger after pressing the Continue Command

I use Emacs with Cider to debug Clojure Code. After setting a breakpoint using the default debugging framework, there appears the list of debugging options one might execute shown in this Figure I ...

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