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Is there a version of lisp-interaction, à la *scratch* buffer, with asynchronous processing of evaluation?

While I develop some Emacs-Lisp code, I often test it in the *scratch* buffer, just to make sure that what I just wrote behaves like I believe it does. But sometimes evaluating an expression takes ...
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Flymake log questions

I have the following in my .emacs: (use-package flymake :init (remove-hook 'flymake-diagnostic-functions 'flymake-proc-legacy-flymake) (add-hook 'emacs-lisp-mode-hook #'flymake-mode) (add-hook '...
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How to make Emacs “forget” code evaluated in scratch buffer?

I have a function named my-func in my init.el. I copy this function to the scratch buffer, make some changes to it and evaluate it with C - j. I then delete the code in the scratch buffer and then ...
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Can I open emacs in nw mode with the scratch buffer? (when emacs is aliased to emacsclient session)

closed that, re-incarnated here: When starting emacs from the shell command line, if you pass the "dot", it opened emacs with a 'dired' of the current directory. But can I do this? emacs '*scratch*'...
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Can I open emacs in nw mode with the scratch buffer?

When starting emacs from the shell command line, if you pass the "dot", it opened emacs with a 'dired' of the current directory. But can I do this? emacs '*scratch*' so emacs opens with the focus ...
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Different color theme for scratch buffer

I'd like my *scratch* buffer to have it's own color theme, different to the one I use elsewhere, so that I know when I'm working there. How can I do this?
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How to replace the default contents of the scratch buffer with the contents of a file (if it exists)?

I would like emacs to check for a ~/emacs.d/scratch.txt and use it's contents instead of the default message when emacs starts. How can this be done?
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I've modified “initial-scratch-message” — what else must I do to see it effected?

Using the menu Options-Customize Emacs-Browse Customization Themes, I've modified initial-scratch-message. I saved my customizations; and exited Emacs. When I re-start Emacs, the initial-scratch-...
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How to disable lisp-interaction when starting Emacs?

When I open Emacs, the *scratch* buffer is in Lisp Interaction mode, but I don't want that. How can I make the buffer have a text mode instead of Lisp Interaction?
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Emacs lisp format doesn't print to *scratch*?

I've got this function (defun mt () (dotimes (x 20) (dotimes (y 20) (format "%3d " (* (1+ x) (1+ y)))) (format "\n"))) in my *scratch*. a Ctr-= prints back mt. But then ...
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Trigger custom function when `*Scratch*` is recreated

I would like to run a custom function whenever a new *Scratch* buffer is created because the last uninteresting buffer was killed. I looked at both the C source code and window.el and it appears that ...
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Web-mode + Dust.js, no indentation?

If I go to scratch, M-x web-mode RET, type in this snippet: <script type="text/x-dust-template"> {#obj_to_iterate} {prop} <----- this should indent {/obj_to_iterate} </script&...
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never close scratch

If I ever close the *scratch* buffer it is always an accident. I have persistent-scratch so it's as easy as a persistent-scratch-reload but it'd be nice if the scratch couldn't be killed. How can I ...
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Set a default scratch buffer

My emacs daemon for ocaml (I use more than one emacs daemon) starts in a tuareg scratch buffer. I am aware of initial-major-mode but this hasn't worked: the scratch is started before (setqinitial-...
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Is it possible to create an org-mode *scratch* buffer?

While working on a document in emacs I often find myself opening a new buffer, doing something in org-mode, copying the org-mode content, and pasting it into my document. I used to create a new org-...
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Scratch always starts in fundamental mode

I don't know what change in my configuration caused this, but scratch buffer always starts in fundamental-mode. I would like to have emacs-lisp-mode in the scratch buffer. I tried to do (setq initial-...
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Function coloring in scratch buffer

When I am typing in the scratch buffer, I type certain functions such as defun and while and they are recognized by the buffer and appear in purple. However, with other Lisp functions such as set or +,...
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Emacs scratch buffer Lisp eval [duplicate]

So I'm entirely new to programming but I have been trying to familiarize myself with emacs for future scripting. When I am typing in the scratch buffer, I type certain functions such as defun and ...
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current-active-maps shortens map entries [duplicate]

I try to print all key bindings in the current buffer using (current-active-maps) In the message buffer, the entries are not fully printed & are replaced by .... after a level. Like this, ((...
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How can I view the full `package-alist` value (without the truncation characters “…”)?

When I do C-h v package-alist, I see something like ((PACKAGE-NAME1 [cl-struct-package-desc PACKAGE-NAME1 (VERSION1) "DESCRIPTION1" (...
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Autosave *scratch* to a directory

When typing ls in my home directory, I amm greeted by a lot of this: #%2Ascratch%2A#1399_po# #%2Ascratch%2A#14484YsZ# [...] I also have the following in my init.el (defvar autosave-location (concat ...
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Rename scratch buffer and ask confirmation to kill non-file buffers created by user

I tend to use often non-file buffers kinda like post-it-notes and it is way too easy to kill them inadvertently, as there is no confirmation to kill. Even if you enforce the habit of writing only in ...
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How can I quickly toggle between a file and a *scratch* buffer having the same major mode?

At times while working on a code, it's useful to quickly open a *scratch* buffer to paste a snippet from that code file. If I am working on a Perl script, I would like to quickly open a *scratch* ...
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Re-open *scratch* buffer

If I accidentally closed the scratch buffer in Emacs, how do I create a new scratch buffer?