Questions tagged [terminal-emacs]

Emacs can run entirely inside of a TTY terminal, by using the `-nw` flag at startup, or by compiling emacs with the `--without-x` flag.

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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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Unicode character display in emacs info under Chromebook secure shell

This may not be an Emacs configuration issue, but here are the symptoms: On a Chromebook, I'm using chrome's Secure Shell Extension v0.18 to ssh in to an Ubuntu 16.04 host, LANG set to en_US.UTF-8, ...
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In a terminal (not in Emacs), how can I use emacs helm/swipe to choose old shell command from bash_history?

In a terminal, we can use C-r to search a command from bash_history, but it is far less powerful than the Emacs package like helm-swoop or ivy-swipe. How can I use a shortcut in terminal (e.g., C-r) ...
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find out name of terminal device emacs was started from

When I am running Emacs from a terminal, how do I find out the tty device name from inside Emacs? I first thought that it can be done with M-x shell-command RET tty RET, but this does not work: ...
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Powerline mode-line menues in terminal mode

When inside terminal mode (emacs -nw) I can open the menu using M-F10 in terminal mode. Is there a similar possibility for the powerline mode-line menue on the bottom of the window?
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Show powerline git information in dired

Powerline shows git branch information for a buffer that are under version control vc-mode. Only when vc-mode is set for a buffer the Git branch information is displayed. When inside dired there is no ...
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Howto display unicode character \u2026 in terminal mode in emacs

Magit uses Horizontal Ellipsis unicode escape "\u2026" (which should display as "...") to mark hidden section. How can I configure the Terminal/Emacs to display them when running in terminal mode (...
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Is it possible to disable color highlighting in css-mode?

I'm using Emacs 26.1 in the terminal (emacs -nw). When using css-mode, strings representing colors seem to be automatically highlighted. I don't find this feature useful, and further, the colors ...
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some pointer declarations not colored

macs -nw fails to color code certain declarations of pointer arrays seemingly depending on the structure being pointed to. For example: SomeStruct *one[4] is all white (I have dark background), but ...
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emacs: cannot open terminfo database file

I've created a new terminfo entry to enable italics in my terminal, as described here. The new terminfo entry looks like: xterm-256color-italic|xterm with 256 colors and italic, sitm=\E[em, ritm=\E[...
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Can't use .bashrc file on remote server from ssh within emacs

Login to remote server with ssh in Emacs, general commands run well. Such as ls, docker ls, etc. C-x C-f /ssh:... But when I tried to run a command which alias to another which set in the .bashrc ...
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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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My terminal emacs displays weird characters (\u2506) for unvisiable characters in buffers

I'm currently in a new environemnt, my emacs in terminal displays weird character in files, GUI Emacs works fine. I don't know how to express this, please see the following details: Text edition: #...
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Copy or paste between terminal emacs 26 and Mac apps

I am using terminal emacs a lot, and the method from Copy text from Emacs to OS X clipboard works for a long time. But after upgrading to Emacs 26, if I kill a string like "你好" from emacs, and paste ...
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Replace clicking a menu bar option from M-` to f10 behavior

When I click on File I want to see and not What can I change to provide this functionality? This question didn't really get the right answer.
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Use emacs syntax coloring when not in emacs

Emacs in -nw mode colors source code files, in this screenshot you see how emacs colors the .rb file I opened. Over the weeks/months I've gotten used to the coloring. Despite how hard I try, there ...
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How to convert a package to a layer in spacemacs

I am new to the world of Emacs, and like most ex-vimmers, I am starting with Spacemacs. I have been trying to find time to do some leetcode and would like to use the package leetcode-emacs. I have ...
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binding M-[ causes mouse focus to insert characters

I have bound M-[ to backward-paragraph. This causes a problem in terminal mode, whereby every time the mouse enters or leaves the frame (i.e., Emacs gains or loses focus), the characters I and O are ...
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Launch an emacsclient instance in a new terminal window

I am using Sway/wlroots and I decided to switch to using terminal emacs for the forseeable future as there is no transparency in the xwayland version of emacs. I previously bound emacs to run as a ...
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Strange Emacs Colors in gray30 Background Urxvt

Recently I've been trying out different terminal color schemes. However, I found out that when I change the background of urxvt to gray30, emacs -nw has completely different syntax coloring. I've not ...
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Ctrl-g will stop Emacs(terminal) and send it to background, ending with core-dump

I'm using Ubuntu server without GUI(ssh into the server), so I use Emacs in terminal, but since the first day I use it, Ctrl-g will stop Emacs and send it to background multiple times one day, it is ...
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Add additional function to cua-mode processing for `C-c`

I'm running cua-mode, and I'm trying to override the cua binding for C-c so that I can insert a function somefunc before passing the baton to the original cua binding which is cua-prefix-override-...
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Almost working smoothly attempt to get terminal Emacs to copy to clipboard

I'm running this emacs GNU Emacs 25.2.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu) of 2017-09-22, modified by Debian directly in a Gnome terminal by calling emacs, which is actually a link to /etc/alternatives/emacs. ...
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Displaying images in Emacs with no support for windowing systems

I am running Emacs in a Terminal application, or more specifically iTerm2, which is able to display images within the terminal, like this I'm wondering if it is possible to have images displayed on ...
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How to enable 256 colors in terminal

I'm having a problem with setting up colors in my xfce terminal. (list-colors-display) shows only 8 colors, while both my $TERM variable and (tty-type) is xterm-256color. I've dug through the ...
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Why doesn't set-background-color work in my init file?

I have an init file for Emacs located at /home/username/.emacs.d/init.el and it has the command (set-background-color "honeydew"). However, when I open Emacs the color has obviously not changed from ...
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Open emacs in basic mode as default editor

I want to set emacs as the default editor for crontab me@me:~$ cat .selected_editor # Generated by /usr/bin/select-editor SELECTED_EDITOR="/usr/bin/emacs -nw" but find this solution too heavy for ...
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Stop emacs from redrawing display

I'm using emacs from a terminal, and have noticed that certain commands make the terminal screen flicker when I use them. Notable commands are evil mode's recenter-top-bottom and xref-find-...
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Set a title to an Emacs instance running in a terminal

On Ubuntu, I usually open more than one Emacs instances in the same time (for frontend and back development). These instances always by default take the name "Terminal" as a title as shown on this ...
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Why can I not run (text-scale-increase 2) in emacs 26.1 running in terminal?

How come, when running (text-scale-increase 2) from the scratch buffer in an emacs instance running in a terminal, nothing happens besides a counter in the status-bar increasing? In particular, ...
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Show Git gutter after linenumbers

I am using emacs-nox and as some of you know there are always some problems if you want to display you line numbers while also using git-gutter. (Stuff like some extra margin jumping numbers etc.) ...
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Weird behavior: GUI won't start, but terminal emacs will

As I said in the title, I'm having a problem with starting Emacs, whenever I try to start it with rofi, nothing happens, and when I try and start with terminal (using emacs), it returns "Args out of ...
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My left alt key (OS X) does not work as Meta key in Emacs (terminal)

I have an Italian keyboard layout. My left Alt/Option key does not behave as the Meta key in Emacs terminal (OS X), but it behaves as the Meta key in GNU Emacs (GUI) downloaded from https://...
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Return key when Emacs running inside a terminal [duplicate]

I have re-assigned the RETURN key to exit the insert state in Evil mode. (define-key evil-insert-state-map [return] 'evil-normal-state) But this does't work with emacs -nw in terminal. Any way to ...
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Highlight compilation error in compilation mode buffer

I know how to highlight the source code corresponding to the selected compilation-mode error. I also know about the little arrow in the fringe that points to the error in the compilation buffer, and ...
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Emacs wrapping lines that are exactly 80 characters long in a 80x24 terminal

Using a 80xN terminal, I'm seeing that lines that are exactly 80 characters long are wrapped and the 80th character is shown on a separate line: Is there some way to stop emacs from wrapping lines ...
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Managing daemons with emacs

Every morning I have the tedious task of staring a dozen or more service on my macOS. During the day I might want to stop/kill a few of them Some services error out on startup. I would like to ...
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How to use emacsclient in terminal to switch git branches?

I'm trying to make a setup that will use emacs as a command line tool to switch git branches. The idea is to run some command in terminal, something like emacsclient -t -e "(magit-checkout)". This ...
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Connect company to external ruby process

Recently, I used more and more pry to develop emacs and open Emacs using the command edit. The EDITOR variable is set to an emacsclient, that I had the server started with an inf-ruby buffer and robe-...
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Arabic in Terminal mode

I know that emacs supports Arabic and I have seen many questions on Arabic support but my problem here is specifically with emacs in the terminal. It can be seen in the image bellow in the left side ...
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How to save SVG image to disk?

Looking for a tool to programmatically generate SVG images, I found that Emacs 26 can do it out of the box! Example adapted from the Elisp reference manual: (require 'svg) (let ((svg (svg-create 400 ...
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emacsclient -nw and strikethrough text in org mode

https://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/org4beginners.html You can make words *bold*, /italic/, _underlined_, =code= and ~verbatim~, and, if you must, +strike-through+. How to strikethrough a word, ...
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emacsclent -nw hangs

As I use emacsclient -nw -c in a terminal e.g. xterm -e emacsclient -nw -c, emacs hangs when I resize horizontally (to the minimum allowed by the wm). I can't no longer launch any emacsclient window, ...
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Fixing Evil inside Emacs terminal mode

I use Evil mode inside Emacs to emulate vim-style editing. In the Xwindows based graphical user interface of Emacs on Ubuntu 16.04, Evil mode works perfectly. When I launch emacs in terminal mode ...
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Copying Text from Terminal Emacs over SSH?

I have emacs running on machine A. I then connect to emacs via a terminal (over SSH) from machine B. Question: From Machine B, how do I copy text to Machine B's clipboard to paste it, i.e., into a ...
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mode-line refresh with alerts and weechat

Note - The original post incorrectly diagnosed this as a terminal issue. Further testing showed this not to be the case - the issue is a race condition in the alert package. I've crossed-out the now ...
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Unexpected behavior using SHIFT+arrows and CTRL+arrows on emacs (orgmode) + terminal + mosh + screen

I am connecting in a machine using a terminal, mosh and then screen. Then, in my orgmode file I can't use the shortcuts like SHIFT+up, SHIFT+left or CTRL+up etc. If I press that, it produces something ...
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Copy/paste between SSH terminal Emacs and macOS

Suppose you are working in macOS, and you decide to SSH into a Linux box and fire up terminal Emacs. How do you copy and paste between macOS and your SSH terminal-Emacs? Copying and pasting between ...
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Can I merge the buffers opened in one emacs process into the other emacs process?

In bash in a terminal emulator, I run two independent emacs processes. I created them in bash by emacs -nw and in each, I opened several buffers. I switch between them by making one process into ...
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Launching GUI emacslient destroys terminal frame resizing capabilities

Whenever I launch a GUI session as $ emacsclient -c all the emacsclient sessions I've created with $ emacsclient -nw -c lose several settings. The problem only occurs right after launching a GUI ...