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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Restart emacs daemon from within emacs

Very much like Restart emacs from within emacs, except I'd like to do this for an emacs daemon and client. Specifically, I'm interested in the terminal client, but of course being able to restart ...
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Emacs 25 + comint + -nw = eaten newlines

I've been building and running Emacs 25 prereleases on a recent Fedora system that I usually access via ssh. I usually run this emacs in a terminal, and I'm fond of using ansi-term inside it. I've ...
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emacsclient doesn't start when visiting a file that is already open

I start emacsclient with emacsclient -a 'emacs-server-start' -nw --socket-name=$TTY, where emacs-server-start is a script that runs emacs --daemon="$TTY" (I use $TTY to get a different client for each ...
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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 ...
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How to copy into mintty xterm clipboard from terminal emacs

My host machine is Windows, but I'm working in Linux virtualbox machine over ssh from mintty in MSYS2 environment. As you may know, in mintty you copy via C-insert and paste via C-S-insert. When I ssh ...
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256 colors in FbTerm

Is there a way to get emacs with 256 colors in FbTerm? I've seen some old posts on the topic but I haven't seen any confirmation that it will work. EDIT: If I start FbTerm with this command: ...
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How to disable the map from esc to meta?

I installed the oh-my-emacs configuration and try to use emacs in the terminal. oh-my-emacs configuration enables evil-mode in default, and my problem is that, I found esc is mapped to meta, while ...
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C-< and C-, keys are echoed as C-\ in no-window mode

I'm trying to edit multiple lines with multiple-cursors package. MC package has C-< keybinding but when I do C-< (Control+less-than sign) it is echoed as C-\ (Control+backslash). I don't know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tell emacsclient/server to stop whatever it's doing (from another terminal window perhaps)

I opened an .xml file inside emacsclient -nw not realizing it's large (55MB) Now I'm staring at my terminal/emacs for several minutes. It seems frozen but I know from experience it will eventually ...
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Emacs lines displaced/shifted for no reason

I tought, the problem would be solved, from not using a theme anymore. But actually there are displaced lines, whenever I'm using emacs with files, which where edited on another system. So probably my ...
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Ubuntu Emacs Meta Key problem related to keys

I'm using emacs 24.5.1 on ubuntu 16.04 on a Vaio x64 pc. earlier I ran the emacs tutorial and got through it completely no problem. Then I started playing with the "replace-string" command and now my ...
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Find All Dependencies Necessary for an Emacs Install Without X

I'm building a script to install a version of emacs (24.5 in this case) on a small server running on a raspberry pi. Since this will be in headless mode, I have no need for a GUI/X windows based ...
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Escape sequences like [<8;38;34m being inserted into my document when I middle click

I recently updated to emacs 25.1, and I'm noticing that sometimes escape sequences like [<8;38;34m or [<8;20;27m are being inserted into my document. I use emacs in the terminal (emacs -nw). I ...
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Why is this function working properly in GUI-Emacs, but not in terminal Emacs?

Setup: Xubuntu 16.04, GNU Emacs 25.1.50.2 I have the following function defined. (defun sudo-edit (&optional arg) "Edit currently visited file as root. With a prefix ARG prompt for a file to ...
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Define key chords for windmove

I'm following info found on this link, but cannot get the desired custom key bindings to work for windmove. Basically, I put the following in my .emacs file: (global-set-key (kbd "C-M-<left>") ...
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send-string-to-terminal but hide output

I'd like to send some commands to the terminal Emacs is running in, using send-string-to-terminal. However, some terminals don't support the command I have in mind. When this is the case, the command ...
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Inverse Video Text Menu Bar with Prelude Emacs?

I am trying out Emacs Prelude for the first time and so far like it. It succeeds in "modernizing" Emacs without altering it's behavior drastically for established users of Emacs and Emacs keybindings. ...
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Meta + Shift + > key in console not working

Wondering if I could get emacs M-> and M-< working in a tty console window, like it does in an X11 terminal. Currently, pressing Meta+Shift+> or Meta+Shift+< does nothing. I've been looking ...
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How to make e2ansi-cat work with emacs 26

I'm trying to to cat the file named foo using e2ansi-cat: AdministorsMBP2:~ administrator$ e2ansi-cat --color-class=color --background-mode=light foo Cannot open load file: No such file or directory, ...
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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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Why is Spacemacs in ssh so different from local terminal and how to make it the same?

My Spacemacs share the same configuration on local macOS and remote Linux, but they look quite different. The only OS related settings that I found in my configuration is that I enabled OSX layer on ...
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Is it possible to use AUCTeX preview-latex in emacs terminal?

I was wondering if it is possible to have latex preview working in emacs terminal. This is somehow related to this question. But 3 years have passed and I'm wondering if anything has changed? For ...
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Emacs keybindings / invocation for Apple iMac keyboard, similar to LMI or Knight?

Does anyone have a HOWTO on creating efficient keybindings and invocation of Emacs for the iMac Bluetooth keyboard pictured here? Specifically one or more of the following use cases: Invocation of ...
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Call mutt from within emacs

I run emacsclient on kitty terminal emulator (https://github.com/kovidgoyal/kitty) and want to add a function to open mutt (via an org-link) from within emacsclient. kitty supports multiple terminal ...
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List commands / keywords in a directory sorted by frequency of use

I want to do some refactoring. For that purpose I want to list all keywords grouped and sorted by their frequency of appearance. That could help me get ideas, which repetitive code I could start ...
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emacs display anomaly in Jupyter notebook terminal

When I use emacs in Jupyter hub terminal to edit a file, emacs seems to always insert an extra sequence of characters: 0;276;0c before the actual content. Also, after exiting emacs, the terminal ...
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Emacsclient Not Opening Due to Dialogue

This is something that's vexed me for a quite a while, but has got a lot worse now that I'm using lsp-mode. In fact, I'm not sure if it is a bug in lsp-mode, Emacs or intended behavior: Say that you'...
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best way to access running org-mode clock from command line / python

I use py3status to output data from org-mode to the Sway status bar on my Debian laptop. I had a rather hacky script running fine on a previous version of emacs, parsing the output of something like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bind M-[ and M-] when not in a terminal

What is the correct way to bind keys only for X frames? E.g. some key combinations are part of terminal escape sequences, but otherwise should be bindable when not running in a terminal. Currently, I ...
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emacs: leaving buffer in terminal emacs

After opening a file with emacsclient -nw foo.txt I see When done with a buffer, type C-x # in the minibuffer. I however habitually do C-x C-c instead of C-x # Is there a practical difference ...
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Is the single quote interpreted as repeating the character that follows the single quote?

When I copy some text with single quote and paste (by right clicking and choosing paste) into a emacs buffer with fundamental mode, the single quote seems interpreted as repeating the character that ...
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Emacs+Python+Pygame segmentation fault (core dumped)

I am using Emacs 24.5.1 for writing something in pygame in python 2.7.11. Very often (precisely speaking every second time!) when I try to evaluate the buffer (the whole file) with C-c C-c everything ...
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Slime fuzzy completion not working correctly in TTY mode

I have Slime configured with fuzzy completion and it works perfectly when I'm using it in X11 mode (M-TAB, list of completions pops up in a separate buffer, C-n/p allows to choose the right completion,...
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Change cursor-type in MinTTY

I'd like terminal Emacs to observe the current value of cursor-style when the current terminal emulator supports commands to change the cursor. For example: MinTTY is the default terminal emulator ...
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Can't remove cursor blinking in console mode

Emacs 24.3.1, OS: Linux Slackware 14.1. In my ~/.bash_profile file I have the following: # If on console, change cursor colour according to # /usr/src/linux/Documentation/VGA-softcursor.txt # Reset ...