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Appt desktop notification system for org-mode? [duplicate]

I'm on Linux and I've been trying to set up a reliable notification system. E.g I have a task like this: * TODO submit weekly report SCHEDULED: <2014-03-04 WED 16:30> I would like a ...
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C-/ results in backspace in the Linux console

I am using emacs on many machines, and always use C-/ for undo. However, I started working on a Raspberry Pi with Arch Linux recently, using a local text terminal - X is not installed. Here, C-/ has ...
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UNIX config files, load conf-unix-mode

I work a lot with unix config files (i.e the files in /etc in the various linux system) that have no extension. How can I set-up my .emacs file to load conf-unix-mode on those files?
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How to call Elisp functions from my own implementation of a shell?

I'm writing my own shell which can handle most of the GNU/Linux system calls now. So I was wondering if I could make this shell call Elisp functions too. Is it possible to do so? Is so, how do I get ...
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How to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system

I am trying to build Emacs for an embedded ARM Linux system. Unfortunately, it is proving to be more difficult than I anticipated. I have the device mounted at /mnt/my_device. Now I am not sure ...
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How to use the same pdf-tools install on OSX and Linux simultaneously?

Q: how can I get pdf-tools to work simultaneously on OSX and Linux? I keep my .emacs.d directory synced over Dropbox, and share it between machines running OSX and Linux (Fedora and Ubuntu). I got ...
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How to fix browse-url-firefox for firefox 36.0 in linux?

Firefox 36.0 doesn't have -remote option, which is used in the function browse-url-firefox for system-type gnu/linux by default. How to conveniently bypass this issue?
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Emacs terminal - the location before the command prompt

My emacs terminal is currently displaying ;0user@Ubuntu: ~user@Ubuntu:~$". This happened after my friend was using my laptop, and is persisting after uninstalling and reinstalling emacs, as well as ...
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xclip-mode returns “Unknown upattern” and does not work

The command M-x xclip-mode returns the following info in *Messages*: Eager macro-expansion failure: (error "Unknown upattern `(quote pbpaste)'") [2 times] Xclip mode enabled I cannot yank text from ...
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Problem with file-exists-p function on Linux running as VirtualBox guest

Until this morning, my emacs setup (running on Arch Linux as a VirtualBox guest) was working absolutely fine. Then for no obvious reason I started experiencing the following issue: If I opened an ...
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Dired: File open using external viewers, based on filetype, and without prompting

When I hit RETURN on a filename in Dired, I'd like Emacs to automatically do one of several things, depending on the file's type: 1 - If it's a text file, I'd like to open the file in a new buffer in ...
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What does emacs want for non-ASCII keys

Under Debian-Jessie, Emacs recognizes qualified special keys, e.g. C-<home>, in an X terminal (e.g. mate-terminal) but in TTY it does not. I have corrected this by making a replacement keymap, ...
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Second meta key

On my keyboard layout, pressing some key combinations (like M-c as C is where R is on the American keyboard layout) can be quite tricky. This is why I want Alt Gr or the context menu key to be a meta ...
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How to toggle input methods with just ctrl-shift?

I would like to toggle input method in emacs with OS key binding, i.e. ctrl-shift, so it behaves like a normal desktop application. In other words I want to rebind C-\ to just C-S without any extra ...
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Is the Hyper modifier key usable on non-X11 platforms?

I have a hyper modifier setup, however I was wondering if it's possible to use this on any windowing systems besides X11, for example: macOS Wayland Win32 The terminal.
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emacs: Work out which monitor is the primary one

Is there a way to programatically work out which display is considered the "primary" display for X within emacs? I've managed to get a function working that determines if the machine has more than ...
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Does Emacs 26.3 require older version of ImageMagick?

I've just upograded Ubuntu 19.04, which installs imagemagick 7. When trying to start my Emacs install, I see the following error: emacs: error while loading shared libraries: libMagickWand-6.Q16.so.3:...
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Can emacs on Mac using native window system connect to an emacs server on a Linux system

At this point I believe I am using the emacs version on my Mac that is built by Homebrew and the "stock" emacs on Ubuntu 18.04. I set up emacs server on the Ubuntu host as it is described in Starting ...
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Labelling LaTeX sub-equations in org-mode

How to achieve subequation numbering a,b,etc like https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Advanced_Mathematics#Subordinate_equation_numbering in org-mode. I tried using the LaTeX snippet as it is and ...
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Problem saving (C-x C-s) files on a NFS drive with emacs 24/25

Starting with Emacs 24 (using various different versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint), if I open a file on an NFS drive, modify it and attempt to save it C-x C-s, I get the message of: Saving <...
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Adjusting to screen resolution changes on GNU/Linux/ubuntu/gnome

I'm running emacs 26.1 on ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell laptop with a high-resolution display. It works very well in that configuration. It also works very well when the laptop is plugged into a lower-...
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emacs 25.3 not rendering correctly, especially after resize

The problem is when emacs starts, the right 1/4 of the window doesn't repaint and shows whatever window was behind it. Also on resize, sometimes the font and the cursor get way too big and the ...
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From Org code block on *nix run (Power-)Shell (scripts) on MS Windows via SSH

To better integrate my Windows DevOps into Emacs Org-mode, I'd like to use my local emacs as an IDE for a remote Powershell. SSH was easily setup, from Linux shell ssh I can successfully login to a ...
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(To file an emacs bug report) are there services out there that let's me ssh to a clean GNU Linux machine

I want to file a bug report about emacs. From what I learnt, bug reports relating to GNU/Linux are given precedence over more exotic OS's like MacOS. I can spin up an ubuntu instance in 10 seconds ...
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How to set eshell's ls command to different program in different OS?

Since result of /usr/bin/ls is more neat compares with eshell/ls when filenames contain non-lattin Unicodes. I add an alias in ~/.emacs.d/eshell/alias, which makes eshell use /usr/bin/ls as default: ...
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small font for programming wanted [closed]

I have a low-res screen (1366x768) and therefore are searching for a small font which is clearly readable. Till now I used this font: -misc-fixed-medium-r-normal--8-80-75-75-c-50-iso10646-1 I had ...
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ESS major modes keybindings do not work

I am connecting from a Windows machine to a Linux server via Putty (http://blog.harang.org/?tag=putty). There I start Emacs and open a script written in the statistical language R. When I open the ...
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How do I get colour emoji to display in Emacs

Emacs 27 gained support for Cairo for font rendering and this is supposed to let me render emojis but I can't find out how to make it work. I just about managed to set up some fontsets but the emoji ...
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How can I run GUI emacs (using a shortcut) in a very light xmonad installation?

I am trying to launch Emacs through a keyboard shortcut on my Debian/xmonad system. Relevant lines from my xmonad.hs: ~$ cat .xmonad/xmonad.hs import XMonad ... main = xmonad =<< xmobar (...
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Newbie to emacs. need help

Are there any good resources that anyone can suggest. I rate myself 3 out of 10 when it comes to using editors like vim
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macro execution with i-search fails under Linux and succeeds under windows?

Imagine you've got file with FirstName|LastName| like this : John|toto| Hanz|titi| and want to put the first names at the end of the lines (just an stupid exemple). You may use Macro Recordind for ...
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What's the lighest version of emacs for Ostro x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu?

Using Ostro on #IntelMaker #Joule, I've downloaded the earliest version of emacs available from https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/emacs/, and tried running configure, but it failed with a message that emacs ...
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emacs interface to ubuntu package management (apt, dpkg)

Is there an emacs library for managing packages on Ubuntu, ie an emacs based alternative to synaptic and aptitude? Presumably this would be an elisp wrapper around apt, dpkg and friends and look ...
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Configuring yasnippet and autocomplete to work with C/C++ headers

My computer system and set up are OS: Arch Linux 64bit emacs version: 24.4 alias emacs='emacsclient -t -s server --alternate-editor=' Update: auto complete is working with yasnippet occasionally ...
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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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Emacsclient works in terminal but not in gui mode

Prerequisites GNU Emacs 28.0.50 built from sources. Emacs daemon started via systemd with .config/systemd/user/emacs.service: [Unit] Description=Emacs text editor Documentation=info:emacs man:emacs(...
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Receive windows manager notifications of display changes

Is there a way for emacs to receive display changes notification from the windows manager? I understand this might be an OS dependent question, so I'm particularly interested in the interaction ...
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Spacemacs crashing on start with Ubuntu 20.04

I'm having a problem where every time I open Spacemacs it immediately crashes on Ubuntu 20.04. It was crashing for some actions with Magit and starting a CIDER REPL so I decided to do a fresh install. ...
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Setting up Emacs/AUCTeX viewer

I have installed AUCTeX, it compiled a test file OK, but I can't view the output. I get " Cannot get Evince viewer ...". Xviewer, should be the analogue in my distro, I think (I have not way to check ...
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how to debug who move cursor

I have very annoying problem, after I run M-x compile time to time cursor jump from middle of buffer to the first line. I want to find out culprit (I found mode who responsible for this, but I want ...
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How I can download the latest version of Emacs on Linux Mint 18.1?

Linux Mint 18.1 (64 bit). I install Emacs by Software Manager. It download Emacs version 24.5. But the latest version is 25.1. How I can download the latest version?
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flyspell & hunspell: 'flyspell-buffer' is not marking words … sometimes

I try to get flyspell working with hunspell on Linux with German de_DE_frami dictionary from LibreOffice Extensions. The setup works ... more or less. (English dictionarys work perfectly fine.) But ...
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Pulseaudio and `shell-command` calls in Emacs

I'm trying to execute shell-commands in emacs which play sounds or otherwise involve audio output, but I'm not having much luck. When I execute: (shell-command (concat "espeak -v mb-en1 -k5 -s150 " ...

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