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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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Emacs not loading org-agenda-files on startup

So i've put this in my emacs.org: (setq org-agenda-files (list "~/todo.org")) But whenever i close and reopen Emacs, my org-agenda is empty until i reload my config-File. Is there anything ...
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How to turn typopunct minor mode on globally

I want to be able to use typopunct minor mode globally. I have tried to add (global-typopunct-mode 1) to my init file, like so ;; Typopunct mode (require 'typopunct) (typopunct-change-language '...
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Setq org-agenda-files in Windows

I'm just looking to add files to my org-agenda-variable. I added a single file successfully but am unable to use multiple. With the code below in my .emacs.el file, the agenda buffer shows 0 TODO's ...
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formatting dates in Emacs when run as a daemon

I run Emacs on a Linux (actually Xubuntu 19.04) machine and my localization settings call for an Italian locale. When generating timestamp, however, I'd like to have English months and weekday names....
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Reading frame configuration from file

I'm just trying my hands on emacs lisp. So far I've had some luck, but I'm stuck trying to load my frames configuration into a list. Here's what I'm trying to do... I am saving frames configuration (...
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Magit is not able to render the font [duplicate]

I am trying to use Magit but whenever I tried running it, somehow fonts are not rendered properly. I am using MacOS and below is the init.el config. I am using powerline font (Meslo) (use-package ...
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How can I have a second .dir-locals?

When collaborating on a project, certain editing variables are set to make sure everyone is producing a similar style of code. In Emacs, these are usually implemented as either file-local variables ...
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how do i install “solarized-theme”?

first i do this in a terminal: $ git clone git://github.com/altercation/solarized.git, that creates a directory in my home called "solarized", after that i add this 2 lines to my init.el (add-to-list ...
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Mac OSX and remote Emacs sessions, keybindings

I have questions regarding keybindings and cut & paste for Emacs and OSX v10.14.3. I'm hoping there are some Emacs users with similar configurations that can provide guidance as to be productive ...
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use-package won't load

I use the same configuration of emacs on multiple machines, and I want to use use-package to keep the packages the same on all machines. I have an init file in each machine's home directory that ...
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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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Themes in emacs-nox displaying bottom part of frame black instead of background color

Edit: I tried many themes and it was an issue for all of them so this is not a Zenburn specific issue. Edit: Docker is not part of the issue as there is the same behavior when this is done using just ...
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How to make emms only show the name of the current file being played without the path

In the mode line, emms shows the full path to the file being played, how do I change that?
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Installation of Org-ref slows down start-up

I am super new to Emacs. I just followed the installation section of org-ref. I managed to get a simple citation working by adding bibliographystyle:plain to the file. This is one of the solution one ...
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Unable to call pyvenv-activate from init file

M-x pyvenv-activate <RET> ~/Documents/bitbucket-python-scripts/.env353 <RET> works fine. Elpy Config buffer confirms that. However with the following in ~/.emacs file (require 'package) ...
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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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Under Windows, Emacs cannot handle encodings correctly for subprocesses, can it?

I have two simple text files on my D: drive, as shown below. D:\我.txt I D:\你.txt You After I execute M-x diff and type the correct filenames (Yes, I can input Chinese and filename ...
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use-package arguments without use-package

The guide I'm following for lsp-emacs wants me to set these options: ;; Enable scala-mode and sbt-mode (use-package scala-mode :mode "\\.s\\(cala\\|bt\\)$") (use-package sbt-mode :commands sbt-...
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Use system-installed package with spacemacs that depends on MELPA packages

How can I include a package that is available locally on my system that depends on the string library s with spacemacs? I have an company internal package that adds functionality to magit available ...
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where to put .el files on Windows10 for loading at startup

I'm using emacs as a bog-standard program in Windows, and also from the command line in cygwin. They both use the same installation of emacs. I just grabbed yaml-mode.el off the net but I can't ...
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Coding System utf-8 on Mac - Which one and why as default?

I want to change my default encoding system from non defined to UTF-8 (I think that would be useful). Now I have seen many different UTF-8 coding systems: mule-utf-8 mule-utf-8-dos mule-utf-8-...
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Automatically toggling margin width on resizing

So I'm using Emacs in Windows (Emacs 24.5.1, Windows 10). I've set a default margin width of 20 on both sides for text-mode, but occasionally I like to resize the window in half (Windows+left or right ...
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Putting emacs .org file options in .emacs file

I use a template for my work. It contains following options. Can I put those in .emacs file. #+OPTIONS: num:nil; p:t #+OPTIONS: toc:nil #+LATEXCLASS_OPTIONS: {10pt} #+LATEX_HEADER: \...
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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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Emacs 26.2 can't load init file from Emacs 25 [closed]

The title already says the question, i had Emacs 25 and compiled Emacs 26.2. Although my ./emacs directory and everything in it exists Emacs 26.2. starts complaining about packages which do not exist, ...
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org-agenda-files not setting after update?

I recently upgraded to emacs 25.1.1 and noticed my org setup wasn't working as usual. in my init.el I have: (setq org-directory "~/Dropbox (Personal)/org") (setq org-archive-location "~/Dropbox (...
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auto-complete Key binding doesn't work in one emacs mode

I have changed the keybindings for yasnippet and autocomplete so that I can use tab for indentation anywhere in a line without accidentally autocompleting or inserting a snippet. I have this in my ...
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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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How to automate installation of packages with .emacs file?

My ~/.emacs (which you can find on GitHub) file loads several different Emacs packages and I would like them to be automatically installed as soon as Emacs starts up, if they are not already installed....
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How to define a function that calls two commands where the first one requires an arguments

I use emms to play music in emacs and I have this function to add a music directory and shuffle it. (defun my-emms-command() "Run `emms-add-directory' and `emms-...
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When to call package-refresh-contents in init.el

I have found the following lisp code in an init.el file. I am wondering if this code logic is correct. I am learning Elisp and have reviewed the documentation and searched Stack Overflow. If this is ...
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How to customize org-agenda-* faces in .emacs file?

I am trying to customize org-agenda-* faces such as org-agenda-date, org-agenda-date-today, and org-agenda-date-weekend in my .emacs file. Normally, I install the use-package package to lazily load ...
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How to store an eshell alias in `init.el`?

I like to keep my configuration as self-contained as possible, and I'm wondering whether there's a way to manage eshell aliases in my .emacs file. Is it possible to set up aliases with a function call ...
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Problem with init

Windows 10/ emacs 27.0.50. I try to use <s with TAB to expand to a ‘src’ code block in org files. This doesn't work for me with my config. When I execute Emacs with -q (-no-init-file) and it ...
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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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Scroll bar area remains, blacked out, after launching with `scroll-bar-mode` disabled

I'm using Emacs in dwm window manager of suckless.org, with the following init.el: (menu-bar-mode 0) (scroll-bar-mode 0) (tool-bar-mode 0) When I launch Emacs, with the command $ emacs, my scroll ...
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If start with maximized frame, why do windows open top &bottom, not side by side?

I have the following in my .emacs: (add-to-list 'default-frame-alist '(fullscreen . maximized)) And (add-hook 'window-setup-hook (lambda () (find-file "FILE.org") (shell))) ...
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How are unrelated modes enabled?

I've been an emacs user for about a year now and I use it for Haskell programming. I chose to go the vanilla emacs route and customized a plain init file as I went along. Over time, however, I ...
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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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How to customize emacs toolbar?

Let say I want to add a Toolbar icon to emacs which when clicked should "Select all" text in the current window. We know for selecting text we can use M-x mark-whole-buffer. How can I use this ...
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should I gitignore my elpa/gnupg directory?

I keep ~/.emacs.d/ under version control with git. I used to gitignore the elpa/ directory, but recently started including it in case I ever want to rollback a package upgrade. I just noticed an ...
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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 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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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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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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Advantages of setting variables with setq instead of custom.el?

I see a lot of people (extension authors and others) give configuration examples with setq: (setq foo 'bar) These parameters are often defined with defcustom, making them available for customization ...
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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 ...