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### Not a Tramp file name

windows 10 (64 bit), emacs 26.1 I try to connect by Tramp mode from Windows to remote Linux machine. I use this command: C-x C-f and then ip of remote machine (ip address): /xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx: ...
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### Can I copy a date from M-x calendar into kill ring or buffer

I would like to be able to run M-x calendar, navigate to a date, press some keystroke which would do one of the following: place the selected date onto the kill ring or close the calendar and ...
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### Icicles: Why candidates are on the right side?

windows 10 , Emacs 26.1, Icicles In my init.el (add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/elpa/icicles") (require 'icicles) (icy-mode 1) And when I type the candidates are show on the right side. Why? ...
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### Run function at the end and begin of any minibuffer interaction

I tried to advice read-from-minibuffer and read-string but nothing worked. For example, when I called yes-or-no-p, no advice handlers were called. Is there general way how to detect that user is ...
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### Batch-export org-mode subtree by headline?

Pretext I am using the emacs batch mode to script the export of .org files to LaTeX via a Makefile, and I am aware of some of the customization options that exist in that regard. For example, I can (...
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### package-install - not match

Window 10 (64 bit), Emacs 26.1 When in *scratch* buffer I run: M-x package-install multiple-cursors I get error No match But when I go to package manager I success found and install package ...
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### flycheck tslint reports no-implicit-dependencies for everything

I'm editing TypeScript using Tide, successfully, except that it complains about every single import statement. For example: import { GraphQLSchema } from 'graphql'; I see an error in the minibuffer:...
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### org-caldav/oauth2/plstore asking for passphrase many times

I have been struggling to set up org-caldav with (multiple) google calendar(s) for some time. Syncing works, but one remaining annoying problem is that I am asked for the passphrase many (5-many) ...
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### ace-window: How can I switch to a frame I can't see?

Windows 10, Emacs 25.1 When I want to switch between windows I user M-x ace-window and then select number. Nice. But I also want to switch to a frame that isn't visible. I can guess what number to ...
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### Emacs crashes on resize every time starting under X11/GTK3

I just built emacs with X11 support on Debian, but every time I start it, the window pops up and works just fine until I resize the window, at which point it crashes. user@host:~/emacs-26.1\$ ./src/...
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### use a function to get file in compilation-error-regexp-alist

I have used compilation-error-regexp-alist a lot so I am familiar with the syntax. However for this particular error I need to use a function to get the file because I need wildcards. Here is the ...
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### org babel bash blocks - effectively writing non bash code

Something I often do (and I'm hoping other folks do too) is write a script and run it through a interpreter. Since I try to use org mode and org babel for scripting and literate programming, I end up ...
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### Can't find the name of a face in the *Buffer List* menu

The green arrow points to the face header-line; so I'm good there. But I have no idea what specific face the red arrow is pointing to. Does anybody know?
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### ESS install fails on Ubuntu 18.04

I had previously installed and used Emacs 25.2.2 and ESS 17.11 on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver). While attempting to update to the latest version of ESS, the ESS install script appears to have failed (...
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### Org-export scope subtree: ignore multiple trees with a single tag

I use orgmode to export to latex using the subtree export command C-c C-e C-s l l. Suppose I have a .org file like below: * My main project ** Chapter 1 - Done ** Chapter 2 - Partially Done ** ...
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### setting default columns in org column mode into init file

Trying to set preferred columns in ORG column mode. this works perfectly if I put it on head of the file: #+COLUMNS: %45ITEM %TAGS %PRIORITY %TODO %CLOSED %SCHEDULED But I avoid to repeat it for ...
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### How can I get working motion keys with `emacs -nw`?

when I start Emacs without windowing system (-nw), the motion keys are not working. Instead, I get (parts of) the escape sequences, like: ;; This buffer is for text that is not saved, and for Lisp ...
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### Aliases for org-mode property values?

I'm doing time logging with Org, and I want to associate a numeric code with each entry -- the code says which project the entry is associated with. But I'm awful at remembering the numbers, so I'd ...
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### wanderlust: using “To” in wl-template-alist only for new messages, not replies

In wanderlust, I have several folders with which I use wl-template-alist to set up default values for some of the headers when I am writing messages. In one of these folders (not all of them), I want ...
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### Show Link Tooltip mouse over with keystroke

When I use mouse-over on an Link (thanks to Tobias) it shows an Image and text. When I used display-local-help the image disappeared (perhaps due to lack of space in the message area). I want to ...
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### Scroll bar in spacemacs?

How can I get a scroll bar in spacemacs? Simply doing this doesn't seem to have any effect for me: (scroll-bar-mode t) In the past, I think I recall enabling it and it having some kind of odd ...
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### Cannot add directory names ending in .el with normal-top-level-add-subdirs-to-load-path

C-hfnormal-top-level-add-subdirs-to-load-pathRET gives: (normal-top-level-add-subdirs-to-load-path) Recursively add all subdirectories of ‘default-directory’ to ‘load-path’. More precisely, ...
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### Retain system color scheme when running without GUI

I'm typically running emacs -nw: problem is that Emacs overrides terminal (bash) color scheme and uses it's own default one which is in some cases unreadable. I would like emacs to use default ...
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### Using Emacs as a daemon (emacsclient) exhibiting weird behavior

Whenever I use Emacs as a daemon it seems like my init file isn't being fully loaded. My keybindings in particular are acting very odd. I use some unorthodox keybinds; for example: Ctrl+u = ...
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### Export org-mode code blocks with minted style

I am trying to export org-mode source blocks to pdf via Latex and I use minted to get syntax highlighting. My org file looks like this: #+latex_header: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %% For unicode ...
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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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### Emacs/LaTeX displays _char as a subscript in the editor

Emacs seems to be doing some WYSIWYG with _, as if it were in math mode (in the picture, _ is followed by subscript 'o', inside the include statement. It shouldn't. I'm using Emacs/Tex out of the box, ...
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### vhdl-mode key binding not working

I want to use the vhdl-mode in Emacs. I can use the templates when working with the meta key like: M-x vhdl-template-process If i want to use the corresponding key binding like: C-c C-t P it won't ...
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### Removing and adding newlines around expressions

I am in the process of formatting a couple of hundred markdown files and am trying to automate that process. I am having two problems, but I guess I can ask two questions ;) Goal I am trying to ...
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### Can't close Robe console split in spacemacs

I run SPC m s i to start Robe (Ruby code inspection tool) in spacemacs, and it opens a split with a REPL. When I'm done issuing commands I can't close the split. SPC is not usable because the REPL ...
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### highlight indentation with emacs client

I realized that neither highlight-indentation nor highlight-indent-guides works with emacs in server/client mode. I'm launching emacs server/client like this : \$ /usr/bin/emacs --daemon \$ ...
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### Save .org file from org table edit field buffer

Is there any command to save the org file from the org table edit field buffer? If not, is there any way to check if the current buffer is an org table edit field buffer? More details: When I am ...
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### ESS R error: searching for program

I have installed emacs on windows 10 working ok so far. Installed R and ESS. Set system and user path to Rterm.exe as read in some forums. Restarted and opened a R file in emacs. Syntax coloring is ...
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### Emacs, .historian and root user

I use the following alias: alias e='emacsclient -a '\'''\'' -t alias sudo='sudo ' That way I can execute both, commands and aliases, with sudo, including e, which launchs the emacs server if it is ...
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### What features differentiate Spacemacs from other editors and IDEs in terms that someone unfamiliar with both Vim and Emacs can understand?

I am in the position of onboarding junior developers to Spacemacs but I am unable to find a detailed, canonical description of Spacemacs that is geared toward beginners. Specifically, I don't find ...
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### Evil mode not working

Using emacs 25.2.2 on Kubuntu 18.04. Using list-packages I installed evil. Using customize-variable I added (evil-mode t) in my ~/.emacs.d/init.el file. But still when I restart emacs, there is no ...
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### flyspell overrides company key bindings

I have the following in my init file. ;; ======= Company mode set up ============ (use-package company :ensure t :defer t :init (add-hook 'after-init-hook 'global-company-mode) :config (use-...
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### Disabling boxy appearance of info bar

I've disabled my mode-line's boxy appearance with (set-face-attribute 'mode-line nil :box nil) (set-face-attribute 'mode-line-inactive nil :box nil)) Is it possible to do the same for the ...
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### Enable Evil jump to work across all panes instead of only active pane

Is there a way to enable evil-jump-forward and evil-jump-backward to use the jump list of all panes instead of only the active pane? In the gif below, here's what happens: Start on left pane at ...
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### How do you write an abortable function?

How do you wrote an abortable function, so that when user presses C-g during execution, this function is "stopped" ;; my function so far (defun my/elfeed-extra-info-2 () (interactive) (next-line) ...
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### why won't this combo animate: sleep-for n and next-line

Why can't I see this "animation"? I only see the end result. This function is invoked via a keyboard shortcut on a elfeed-search buffer. (defun my/elfeed-extra-info-2 () (interactive) (next-line) ...
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### Passing a string translation to quail-defrule

I don't understand how this is to be used: (quail-defrule ",q" "abcd") After evaluating this, and typing ,q, I get an underscored a: but how am I supposed to select one of the other characters? ...
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### reshape one column text of n rows into into m columns of n/m rows

I have tried the following function (defun test3 (size column cnt) (interactive "p") (if (eq cnt 0) (progn (setq start (point)) (forward-line (- (/ size column) 1)) ...
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### GNUS doesn't show all Mails

I am using gnus for reading my gmails. But almost always by checking the INBOX of my gnus and comparing to my actual gmail account, i have new (or old) mails which are not shown in gnus. Does anyone ...
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### subdirectories in org-directory for org-agenda-files

Somehow this works fine: (setq org-agenda-files '("file1.org" "file2.org" "subdir/file4.org")) and this doesn't: (setq org-agenda-files '("file1.org" "file2.org" "subdir/file3.org" "subdir/file4....
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### How do I select the xref completion buffer using the keyboard?

Prior to the appearance of xref hitting M-v would switch to the completions buffer. Now this does not appear to work however. I am running GNU Emacs 26.1 (build 1, x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, Carbon ...
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### Emacs 26 build on RHEL6 has blank window frame

I just built Emacs 26.1 (stable) on Centos 6 (RHEL 6.9). When I fire up the executable with src/emacs -Q over X11 it shows an empty window with no minibuffer: I built Emacs without gnutls, but that ...
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### Interactively matching beginning of region

Short version: If i bound the scope of a search/replace to a region in the buffer (via the second/third optional argument of search-forward and its derivates), how can i match the beginning of that ...
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### My emacs does not use the LaTeX-includegraphics-extensions option in my .emacs file

I tried to customize my .emacs file adding the options to the macro command \includegraphics. I use Emacs 25.3.1 on MacOS. My .emacsfile is as follows: (package-initialize) (custom-set-variables '(...
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### Run local command on remote file with TRAMP?

Having a remote directory open in Emacs (... via TRAMP), I can run remote commands on remote files (using !). I can also view them locally (... even if they're image files) with builtin Emacs viewers (...

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