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Bug-hunter finds error but it shouldn't (false positive)

I suspect I'm doing something very stupid but I can't figure out what. I have some problems with Eshell, and I was advised to use Bug-hunter. I installed it through Elpa. When I launch it (M-x bug-...
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Store sessions on idle and use specific name for each stored session

I usually have multiple instances of doom emacs running (one for every project). I use this line in my config to save the session of each instance after 10 seconds idle time. (run-with-idle-timer 10 t ...
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use-package session example please

I want to setup session with use-package but I don't know elisp except copying from working code. Here is what I've copied: ;;;_* session (use-package session :if (not noninteractive) :load-path &...
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Org mode python code block with session does not return a result

I had been successfully using python code blocks with the :session header argument when I noticed that upon export no result was given. I then simplified my example to the following two: #+...
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How to open multiple files from desktop in the same emacs session?

I use Pop OS 20.04 on my desktop. When I start Emacs on login, I run the command (server-start). So when I open a file using the command emacsclient <filename> it opens it in the currently ...
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org-babel's matlab (session) output is malformed

I'm trying to evaluate some Matlab code using org-babel in a session: #+BEGIN_SRC matlab :session :results output a = 1:10; b = a + 3 c = a - 3 #+END_SRC And following the org-babel documentation, ...
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X Session Desktop integration

When I run Emacs under an X11 session manager, it provides a RestartCommand="emacs25 --smid=ef85455de14b4e6a8a8c39dae106b554 --chdir=/some/dir". I would like it to open the same files as last time, ...
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How to use `recover-session` and `dired-omit-mode` in Emacs 26 and lower?

Using Emacs 26.1, I have enabled dired-omit-mode globally with (add-hook 'dired-mode-hook #'dired-omit-mode). When using recover-session, I don't see any files. How to fix this? Creating a .dir-...
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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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How to play back an edit session in emacs?

The book Clean code says emacs can play back an edit session (page 13): You could work for an hour and then play back your whole edit session like a high-speed movie. When I did this, the results ...
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Org-babel Python with :session

I don't know what happened with org-babel and Python recently. My intuition and my experience with preparing lectures last year was that the :session option would cause Org Mode to capture all the ...
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how can I see the result of 'ping -c 5 127.0.0.1' live using org babel session

https://github.com/whacked/ob-shstream/blob/master/ob-shstream.el There's an add-on for org babel that let's you see streaming output of bash shell blocks. It's documentation reads like this: ;; the ...
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Save *everything* across sessions

When I quit Emacs, nothing is saved, such as my search history, my command history, my replace strings, etc. I want EVERYTHING saved. How do I do that? And by everything, I mean at least the ...
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Temporarily save modified buffers

I would like to achieve the following workflow: When I open files to edit and close emacs, I want this changed files to be temporarily saved, so that I can very quickly close Emacs / move to other ...
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How to have desktop-mode restore only the <n> most recently used buffers

I currently have in my config: (desktop-save-mode 1) (setq desktop-restore-eager 10) Which on startup, will eagerly restore 10 buffers, and then when Emacs is idle, restore all the others. Is there ...
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Save and load different desktop files based on the mode

I would like to keep distinct desktop files in order to be able resume sessions based on the mode. When I open Emacs it should load the desktop file for the mode it starts with and when I run, say, M-...
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How to make emacs prompt yes or no to save the session when desktop-save-mode is on?

I started to use emacs a few days ago and still getting the hang of it. desktop-save-mode is really handy at times as I don't have to reopen all the files that I had already opened in my previous ...
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One window per project

I am working on several projects right now. I want a single instance of Emacs to handle them all. What I want is a tmux-like behavior wherein every 'window' (in the Emacs sense) corresponds to a ...
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Emacs freezes with any org-babel snippet using `:session`

I removed my .emacs and .emacs.d, then created a new .emacs consisting of only the essential to use R and a shell with org-babel to make sure my configs weren't causing this: (require 'org-install) (...
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Error on reopening files from previous session via desktop-save-mode

I like my Emacs to reopen all previously opened files when I start it up. My setup is simple: ;; save desktop autosave sessions (setq desktop-dirname "~/" desktop-base-file-name ...
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desktop-save-mode fails to save window layout

I use Emacs 24.5.1 on OS X in terminal mode. I intend to use desktop-save-mode to save and restore window layout (i.e. positions of buffer windows) upon exiting and starting Emacs. From this answer ...
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Org mode: execute region in session

I'm looking for an easy way to highlight a chunk of text inside a Babel source block (not the entire block) and execute that inside the current session (creating the new session buffer if necessary). ...
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Do I need session mode if I use desktop mode?

I found old mail in my mailbox: Date: 2010-09-13 17:41:21+0300 Mon (require 'session) (add-hook 'after-init-hook 'session-initialize) Now I am using desktop mode: (setq desktop-base-file-name "....
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How can I get sessions.el to save my registers?

I am trying to get session to work, and I am especially keen on having my registers persistent between sessions. I installed the package sessions.el via Melpa (M-x list-packages) and I added this to ...
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What is causing this error: "Cannot open load file, no such file or directory, session"?

From time to time my Emacs doesn't load my init file at startup and gives me the following error message: File error: Cannot open load file, no such file or directory, session To ensure normal ...
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Session files in emacs.d folder

There are files like session.10110ac205e127d7e2143131143297155100000021880037 in my .emacs.d folder. I would like to do something about it but could not figure out what to do. What are these files ...
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Persistent shell-command history

When I run shell-command in a new session I do not have access to the history of commands from the last session. How can I have that?
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How to Persist Evil Markers?

I want to be able to save my buffer local evil markers (m to mark a location and then ' or ` to jump to it) across emacs sessions/instances. I'm not really sure how to do this. I tried installing/...
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Emacs ZNC-ERC: How to make Customize save my preferences for all sessions

I am setting up my ERC client to connect to my ZNC IRC proxy server, and I am following this Emacs wiki. At the following step: ;; Configure M-x customize-group znc RET I am in the Emacs customize ...
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How do I save a cursor position?

How can I save the cursor position for every file I have opened? So, next time I open the file, the cursor will be at the position I last opened it.
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How to setup default windows at startup?

Every time I open up Emacs I tend to set up 3 windows by doing C-x 3 (split-window-right) and then C-x2 (split-window-below). After that I have to switch to each window to open the files I want to ...
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How can I restart emacs and preserve my open buffers and interactive history?

As a follow-up to What's the fastest way to reload my .emacs file when I make changes so all my affected buffers will pick up those changes? It was suggested that the restart question should be ...
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What's the fastest way to reload my .emacs file when I make changes so all my affected buffers will pick up those changes?

I'm aware of C-x C-e which is eval-last-sexp and M-x eval-buffer, but these aren't always sufficient to pick up all changes. Sometimes you need to actually close buffers that are in the modes who have ...
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Using DeskTop for basic project management

I would like to use DeskTop for basic project management, i.e. opening a set of buffers and restore histories depending on the project I am working on. Is this possible, i.e. having one desktop file ...
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