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Questions tagged [init-file]

for questions about initialization files `.emacs` or `init.el. DO NOT USE this tag if you assume answers require tweaking initialization files because many solutions do not involve directly manipulating initialization files.

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How to create a .emacs.d repository [closed]

I am trying to create a github repo of my .emacs.d/ for a group of students. Basically, I have two choices: A) simply take a "git snapshot" of my entire ~/.emacs.d/ including all the packages in elpa/,...
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LISP command won't work in init.el but works in *scratch*

I've executed the following lines in my scratch buffer (require 'expand-region) (global-set-key (kbd "C-=") 'er/expand-region) and everything worked without any problems, but if I add those same ...
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Remove scrollbar, faster

I like a clean interface. One without the clutter of scroll bars, or menu bars. So, to remove them, I have the following in my init.el (progn (menu-bar-mode -1) (scroll-bar-mode -1) (tooltip-...
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Confused about .emacs vs .emacs.d/init.el

I read somewhere the two files were interchangeable, so I cut/paste the content of the former, shown below, to the latter. But then Xreader was missing when I tried to view a document generated by ...
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On emacs26, is it possible to halt initializing and attach to running emacs-server with init.el?

I'm using emacs26 on macOS and using server-client for the fast initialization. However, it's a bit annoying that a new emacs instance is always spawning when I run "Emacs.app" with SpotLight instead ...
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Rewriting `defadvice' as `advice-add' makes advice ineffective

I am trying to make undo-tree auto compress the history save file. The document suggests adding the following advice (defadvice undo-tree-make-history-save-file-name (after undo-tree activate) (...
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“void-variable” error when adding advice to `kill-ring-save`

I am trying to add an advice to kill-ring-save and kill-region, so that when I call them with no active regions, instead of throwing an error, the line the point is currently on would be marked ...
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(require ) a certain file only when opening a particular file type

I've started using Emacs for Ocaml programming, and used opam for installing some Emacs scripts which enable IDE features. To use these, opam added the following line to my .emacs: (require 'opam-...
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Should I use “require” or “load” when writing my own configuration? [duplicate]

I am following this tutorial, and the author is doing something like this: ~/.emacs.d/init.el ;; add your modules path (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/custom/") ;; load your modules (require '...
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Error enabling flyspell mode in Emacs

I use flyspell hunspell for checking my spelling mistakes in Emacs. Recently, when I run M-x flyspell-mode in .org or .tex files I got the following error: Error enabling Flyspell mode: (hunspell ...
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How to postpone redrawing on startup?

On startup I can see the fonts and color scheme before my own are loaded in. Is it possible to drawing the interface until a certain moment when settings are loaded? Incase it's important: Linux, ...
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Need to load initial file every time when restart emacs

I'm a newbie in Emacs who just is familiar with basic key bindings. I'm trying to learn more. I just learned to create initial file ~/.emacs.d/init.el and how to evaluate. But I find I need to load ...
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Why doesn't set-background-color work in my init file?

I have an init file for Emacs located at /home/username/.emacs.d/init.el and it has the command (set-background-color "honeydew"). However, when I open Emacs the color has obviously not changed from ...
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%%j and %%S in format string for frame-title-format

In my cobbled-together init.el, my frame-title-format variable has these %-sequences in it: %%j and %%S Does anyone recognize these specific sequences? They come up blank in my frame title. Here's ...
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highlight-indent-guides-mode

I'm trying to activate highlight-indent-guides-mode by default but it is not working. If i do M-x highlight-indent-guides-mode it works fine but adding (highlight-indent-guides-mode 1) to my .emacs ...
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Eval Buffer works on .emacs but loading when emacs starts

I know there are some other questions like this on the site, but none of them seem to work. I am trying to enable relative line numbers with a package, and when I do M-x eval-buffer, the mode is ...
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Set auto-fill when opening an .md file [duplicate]

Sadly, my Emacs is too old (and not mine to upgrade) and so I can't run markdown-mode. I'd like to set a buffer to fill mode when I open an .md file. Is there a simple way to do this? The whole ...
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How to use `column-marker-1` with every buffer?

Question may be very dumb, but I can't find the answer on the web : I have a command C-u 80 M-x column-marker-1, and I want it to be launched automatically on every buffer I open. What should I add ...
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How can I avoid accidentally editing installed packages while still being able to install new packages?

I end up looking at source files of packages I have installed fairly often and want to avoid accidentally editing them while I am viewing them. After looking at https://emacs.stackexchange.com/a/3681/...
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lsp-mode: How to use built-in clangd client?

I'm trying to use lsp-mode (together with company-lsp) for auto completion in C++. According to the docs[0], recent lsp-mode includes clangd support, so I should be all set when I do (require 'lsp-...
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Configuring Prettify Symbols Mode

I've configured prettify-symbols-mode as below. However, only in the scratch buffer is any drawing performed. Further, lambda (λ) is the only multi-character token drawn as a unicode glyph. Is ...
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No org-babel execute function for go

#+Begin_SRC go package main import ("fmt") func main(){ fmt.Println("emacs") } #+End_Src ~/.emacs.d/init.el: (when (memq window-system '(mac ns)) (exec-path-from-shell-initialize) (exec-path-...
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Weird behavior: GUI won't start, but terminal emacs will

As I said in the title, I'm having a problem with starting Emacs, whenever I try to start it with rofi, nothing happens, and when I try and start with terminal (using emacs), it returns "Args out of ...
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File-missing “No such file or directory” “c:/emacs-26.1-x86_64/bin/%HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%/”

I'm launching Emacs using runemacs on Windows 7, from the emacs directory (C:\emacs-26.1-x86_64\bin), using runemacs --debug-init. I get the following error text: Debugger entered--Lisp error: (file-...
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Setting Default Font in Emacs 26.1

I want to set a default font in my Emacs (version 26.1, running on Arch, using Xmonad). I have tried various options in my init.el file (under .emacs.d). None seemed to work or persist when I ...
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Cannot enable visual line mode globally

I would like visual-line-mode to be always on. For this reason I put in the very end of my init.el file the following line of code (global-visual-line-mode 1) (as suggested here). Anyway, the above ...
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How to launch (start) emacs with a single window and choose the buffer of that window as default in the init.el file? [closed]

What statements in the init.el file can be added so that there is a single window shown as the default I have is split into 2 windows vertically aligned (equivalent to typing C-x 1)? Then once there ...
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package is installed but command not available under M-x

I installed darkroom via the package manager in my GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32). M-x package-list shows the package as installed and in fact are the files in the respective folder, the ...
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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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init.el file loads, but not evaluating all of the expressions

for example (show-paren-mode t) not getting evaluated, I have to run this function every time even though it is in my init.el file and other
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Change permanently font size in Aquamacs

I have been looking on the web to the existing answers to this question, but non of them works for me. I would like to change the default font size for all frames in Aquamacs 3.3 GNU Emacs 25.1.1 (...
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Setting C-p as helm-projectile-find-file

I put this at the very end of my config file: (global-set-key (kbd "C-p") 'helm-projectile-find-file) On Emacs start I can see that it is getting assigned using C-h k C-p. Then when I actually load ...
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Automatically download external packages

How can I configure my init.el download packages that are not in (M)Elpa and install them automatically (if not already installed)? Something like doing it with wget or with git (as you do in vim) ...
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require vs. package-initialize?

Ok, this is a noob question but I've digging into this enough that I think it's reasonable to ask :) My question: In one's .emacs / init.el file, can one use require to load packages that were ...
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How to overwrite a defcustom of a package within the initfile?

I have an installed packages (say mypackage.el) in \.emacs.d\lisp\ directory. In that package there is (defcustom xyz "path1" "Path to the program" :group 'blablabla :type 'string) I would like ...
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error checking system type: wrong type argument gnu/linux

setting different config options depending on OS. When checking if gnu/linux I get a "wrong type argument char-or-string-p, gnu/linux" Tried so far: (string-equal (upcase system-type) "GNU/LINUX") ...
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set paths in init file taking OS into account

I use the same config file between my windows-linux-mac machines. But I'm having some trouble setting some org folders because of the different definition of paths per OS. For instance setting my ...
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How to tweak `org-emphasis-alist' to put, e.g., neon-yellow over bold (or italic, underscole…) text?

I read here that I could colorize the markup in my org-mode configuration, so I searched, and here I found an example. The problem is when I append this code, as the answer suggests, to my .emacs: (...
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proper file for spacemacs configuration: init.el vs. .spacemacs

I'm setting some personal preferences to my spacemacs. Some of them are in init.el file, some other in .spacemacs file. If I recall correctly that's because some of the settings did not work other ...
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Using Emacs as a daemon (emacsclient) exhibiting weird behavior

Whenever I use Emacs as a daemon it seems like my init file isn't being fully loaded. My keybindings in particular are acting very odd. I use some unorthodox keybinds; for example: Ctrl+u = ...
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Separate customizations according to modes

Using emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. I have customized several variables using M-x customize-variable. So, there is a large custom-set-variables section at the very beginning of my init.el. Moreover, ...
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Interpreter discrepancy in org-babel-python and python-mode

(Emacs version 26.1, Org version 9.1.9) I have tried numerous solutions to get working in org-mode source blocks. This solution works to change python-mode to utilize the Python3 interpreter, which I ...
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require 'modename vs require 'modename-install

I hope to use org files for my configuration. And I found some use (require 'org-install), and some use (require 'org). Any differences?
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Emacs doesn't seem to recognize .emacs.d on the latest Windows Insider Preview

I was able to use Emacs normally on Windows until the latest update to Build 17711.rs_prerelease.180703-1539. Now, whenever I start Emacs, it just shows the default welcome page, even though .emacs.d ...
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M-x shell from MSYS2: cannot set terminal process group

I'm using MSYS2-x86_64, and whenever I do M-x shell I see the following: bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): Inappropriate ioctl for device bash: no job control in this shell ]0;~/.emacs.d ...
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ESS failed to run: ess-s-define-runners is void

After upgrading packages in emacs, I have the following error message when trying to run R (M-x R): Symbol's function definition is void: ess-s-define-runners. I can't find where the error is. Here's ...
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Not successful to enter mmm-jinja2 mode after installation using MELPA

So what I have tried is to first install the package by using MELPA: M-x package-install RET mmm-jinja2 I looked up where the package have been installed and found it to be at "~/.emacs.d/elpa/mmm-...
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My emacs does not use the LaTeX-includegraphics-extensions option in my .emacs file

I tried to customize my .emacs file adding the options to the macro command \includegraphics. I use Emacs 25.3.1 on MacOS. My .emacsfile is as follows: (package-initialize) (custom-set-variables '(...
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LSP with PHP not working

I am trying to setup php with lsp and can get it working. I followed what have been posted here: https://www.reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/7xz6bd/im_having_the_worst_time_trying_to_get_php/ Nothing ...
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How can I rebind C-n from evil-paste-pop

I am trying to bind C-n and C-p to call next-buffer and previous-buffer. They seem to conflict with some evil-mode key bindings and I don't seem to be able to overwrite them. When I press them I get ...