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user-init-file Variable Value Doesn't Change

The Goal Place everything related to emacs in ~/.config/.emacs.d What I Have Done Created /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.el which contain the following code: (setq user-init-file "~/.config/...
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Auto-refresh magit status only when magit is running

I've seen the post Magit: Auto-refresh “magit-status”, and tarsius recommends the same method from the Magit manual to set magit-after-save-refresh-status to non-nil to the after-save-hook: (add-hook ...
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When use setq or set '

I tried to find an answer to this seemingly simple question, but the swamp (internet) is a big place. In the emacs init file in one case I use: (show-paren-mode t) In another case I use: (set '...
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org-agenda loaded from init.el but not configuration.el (babel)

I structure my configuration with an (org-babel-load-file "~/.emacs.d/configuration.org") so I write my code in the configuration.org and then a configuration.el gets generated. It works with the ...
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Multiple insert point org source code insert

I know that we can customize the source code expansion <s TAB using something like this (add-to-list 'org-structure-template-alist '("s" "#+BEGIN_SRC ? :results raw replace drawer ...
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Symbol's function definition is void: cl-loop

I'm trying to turn off all colored text when using gnu emacs as emacs -nw on linux. This answer gives a snippet of code to use for this purpose: (cl-loop for face in (face-list) do (set-face-...
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How can I set up clang-format in emacs?

When running clang-format-buffer or clang-format-region when a region has been been selected, no change is made to the formatting. However, in *Messages*, I see (clang-format: success). Using clang-...
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Change major mode for buffer without a corresponding file

I want to change the major mode from fundamental-mode to compilation-mode for a buffer which contains some generated output named for eg. *results*. I've tried to add an entry to auto-mode-alist but ...
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Get Emacs Markdown markdown mode to use Rstudio pandoc

I installed markdown mode for Emacs. Now I need it to see a version Pandoc I have on my machine. Markdown Mode for Emacs I put this in my init file and loaded it. (custom-set-variables '(...
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init.el and trampling of custom-set-variables

My new init.el uses require to load various settings that I have organised into directories and files. This is an attempt to tame what was a very large and messy init.el and custom.el file. Also I ...
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enable counsel-projectile by default

I want to enable counsel-projectile-mode by default. I have added (counsel-projectile-mode) to .emacs file as per project's usage guide but it doesn't work; meaning projectile still uses ido for ...
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Desktop save mode and save place for specific emacs arrangement: Disable autosave and different desktop save files

Following this post here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3792449/remember-all-opened-files-with-split-windows-and-their-positions-in-emacs and putting these in my custom-set-variables: (custom-...
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Display word count in modeline without lag

Problem Stopped using wc-mode as it is not snappy anymore (as text writing usually is) with text document of 10k words. It appears that it counts the whole buffer after every change which seems to ...
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How to set extra frames in size?

Whenever I open an info entry in emacs (C-h i) an additional frame pops up. On my system, it is too small and I'd love to have it in the top left corner, being wider and longer as it was created by ...
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How to disable loading message, when I use emacs to open a easycrypt *.ec file

I use Emacs GUI in Ubuntu, when I use Emacs to open a easycrypt file, for example a.ec, Emacs will show a loading message at the bottom of the window, I guess it is in the minibuffer, but I am not ...
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How to disable code blocks in an Emacs org-mode init file

My dot emacs config consists of a short init.el file and a very large org file in which I have created dozens of emacs-lisp code-blocks. This works very well for me, especially in terms of ...
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How to get a stack trace for “Eager macro-expansion failure:”

On startup I'm getting this message: Eager macro-expansion failure: (wrong-number-of-arguments (3 . 3) 2) How can I find whats causing the warning? --debug-init doesn't do anything in this case as ...
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How could `(package-initialize)` affect the behavior of `org-open-at-point`?

Up until this afternoon, I was able to run org-open-at-point on something like [[file:/Users/apc/Desktop/test%20paper.pdf]] and open the file named "test paper.pdf" in my Desktop. But I'm no longer ...
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bad signature “dash-2.12.0.tar.sig”

I am getting the following error while startup Failed to verify signature dash-2.12.0.tar.sig: No public key for 066DAFCB81E42C40 created at 2019-09-21T23:24:49+0530 using RSA Command output: gpg: ...
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Force org-babel-load-file to execute every time emacs is loaded

I have this code in the init.el file: (org-babel-load-file (expand-file-name "myinit.org" user-emacs-directory)) Which used to generate a myinit.el file every time I start emacs. I would ...
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Fringe value not taking effect until I switch buffers

I'm not quite sure how best to describe what's going on. I have the following lines on my init.el file. (setq-default left-fringe-width 40) (setq-default right-fringe-width 40) I expect this to ...
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M-x compile fortran

I set up M-x compile to automatically run appropriate commands depend on on the file types. For example, for C++ (add-hook 'c++-mode-hook (lambda () (set (make-local-variable '...
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Emacs .el file won't load on startup

I'm trying multiple methods to load an emacs .el file on startup. ('load-file "~/.emacs.d/extra/outline-presentation-mode.el") Also: ('load "~/.emacs.d/extra/outline-presentation-mode.el") Also: ...
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.emacs showing error “Wrong type argument: listp, closed” during start up

I am getting an error Wrong type argument: listp, closed while starting my Emacs. I tried to debug each line and do a M-x eval-buffer during configuration. At at time, it was showing only End of line ...
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What's the right order of the settings on init file?

I've had an annoying moment with emacs (GUI). I'm a newbie and now I'm trying to use emacs for writing, so I need spell checking. Well, the consensus is flyspell. In order to load flyspell when ...
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Debugger entered--Lisp error: (invalid-read-syntax “)”) read(#<buffer *load*>)

Launch Emacs using runemacs --debug-init and the following error occurred. any idea on how to locate the file/script of the error or how to fix it? Thanks in advance. Debugger entered--Lisp error: (...
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Org2Blog and Two Factor Authentication

new Emacs user here. I'm having trouble using org2blog to post to a client's WordPress site. The site has 2FA turned on, and won't let me post with it turned off. I got an application-specific ...
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“Symbol's value as variable is void: *” using load-file

I have this function in my config file and for some reason, I'm getting this error: Symbol's value as variable is void: *. (defun reload-config() "Reload config.org" (interactive) (load-...
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emacsclientw does not use font specified in init.el (Windows)

Emacs version: GNU Emacs 25.3.1 (x86_64-w64-mingw32) I have set up a shell-script which runs Emacs server at Windows startup as mentioned in Emacs Wiki. I have set up a shortcut on my desktop which I ...
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What is this error? “Symbol's value as variable is void: nxml-mode-map” [duplicate]

I want to create a command and a keybind to scan with tidy a full buffer. The keybinding has to be active only when editing XML files. In my ~/.emacs.d/init.el file I've added the following lines: (...
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Force function evaluation when setting variable value? [duplicate]

I have these functions defined in my early-init.el. I'm trying to change the location of where my backups are saved and keep getting a Wrong type argument stringp (djm/emacs-cache "backups/"). early-...
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How to enable treemacs visibility on by default?

I have treemacs setup and currently using s-1 for toggle. But I would like to display the treemacs window always during startup. How to make it visible?
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How can I back up my init file with Git?

The docs say to keep the .emacs file in the HOME directory. I'd like to share the file between multiple computers using a git repo. What is the best way to structure the repo without including ...
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Config is broken when I use load-user-file

This is my config for org-babel: (use-package org :mode (("\\.org$" . org-mode)) :ensure org-plus-contrib :config (org-babel-do-load-languages 'org-babel-load-languages ...
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In gui, font looks thicker than usual

I started using Emacs a few days ago and facing the problem. I use "M+ 1mn" for programming so I set this for Emacs. But It looks thicker than usual.(in Geany, VSCode, Xfce Terminal ...) How do I fix ...
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How to open two files in two frames on startup?

Here's what I'm trying to make happen: on startup, I want emacs to split vertically into two windows displaying two different files, with my to-do list on the left side of the screen and my notes on ...
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use-package can't load package at startup

When I start Emacs I get the error message Error (use-package): Cannot load counsel But when I open init.el in a buffer and run eval-buffer everything works fine. What I'm doing wrong? My Emacs ...
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How to access the directory of the init.el file from elisp?

Is there a function/variable to access the directory the init file is in? This could be: ~/.config/emacs/ or ~/.emacs.d/, for e.g.
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Symbol's function definition is void: rtags-enable-standard-keybinding [duplicate]

I have just started using emacs and I wanted to setup RTags. Looking at the Usage section int the github repo here, I added the following line to my config (rtags-enable-standard-keybindings c-mode-...
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How to use an Easy PG encrypted custom-file?

So, inspired by this article. I decided to try adding the following to my init.el: (setq custom-file (expand-file-name "secret.el" user-emacs-directory)) (load custom-file) Where the file in ...
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Trying to install auctex via package-install

I am trying to install auctex via M-x package-install RET auctex. Unfortunately after a brief splash of Contacting host: elpa.gnu.org:443, I end up with the message https://elpa.gnu.org/packages/...
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Unsure what to make of the following Emacs prompt to change my init file

Every time I open emacs, I get the following error; emacs is working fine, but not giving me the initial help screen: An error has occurred while loading `/Users/thorkamphefner/.emacs.d/init.el': ...
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Can't enable a file in Version Control RCS in Emacs 26

Trying here to set a file with VC RCS, but I'm having some trouble finding the .el file and enable it. Already managed to download rcs.el from this link, but it isn't being recognized in Emacs. ...
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On Linux/Mac, how to start single instance?

I just want single instance. I just use a simple .emacs for config, which has (use-package server :ensure t :init (server-mode 1) :config (unless (server-running-p) (server-start))) It ...
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Loading Spacemacs init.el post-Aquamacs

I have been working with Aquamacs and I would like to take Spacemacs out for a spin. I cloned .spacemacs and created an empty spacemacs file to store my configs later: git clone https://github.com/...
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problem with starting emacs via emacsclient

I have no problems starting Emacs from a terminal, while if I start it from the desktop (I have a desktop file containing emacsclient -ca '') Emacs starts with a putt-ugly font (see below a screenshot)...
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How do you guys use doxygen? [closed]

I'm curious about Doxygen, how do you guys manage documentation in C/C++ projects on emacs? I didn't find a good package that does it consistently. So far I did use gendoxy and doxymacs. I had ...
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Emacs exchanged mutated vowels (german) into octal presentation

i am working with Emacs as my editor for quite a long time. Yesterday, out of the sudden, Emacs presented me all mutated german vowels as octal numbers. I have tried some things, but nothing worked, ...
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Failed to download 'gnu' archive

I tried to install emacs and in an attempt to install MELPA, tried: (this is my init.el file) (package-initialize) (add-to-list 'package-archives '("gnu" . "http://elpa.gnu.org/packages/")) (add-to-...
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Mandatory capturing data before every org file is modified

I have to create a list of documents I modified or created in a day. I use org-capture to create it. I use following org capture template to capture the data when I start working on the file ("c"...

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